Alexander Palm, King Palm
Scientific Name: Archontophoenix alexandrae (F. Muell.) H. Wendl. & Drude
Archontophoenix alexandrae

Size: Up to 60 feet (18 m). 16 feet in diameter (5 m)
Min. Temperature: 30F (-1C)
Water Requirements: Regular to moderate, enjoy humid air
Sun Requirements: Light shade, mature trees can take full sun
Origin: Queensland, Australia
Germination: Easily and quickly when fresh (6 weeks to 3 months
Leaf: Bipinnate, 8 to 12 leaves with green top, silvery gray green bottom. 100 to 150 leaflets, 8-10 feet long.
Trunk: Green crownshaft can be purplish in some cultivars, Brown trunks in juvenile, turns light gray, enlarged at its base when the tree mature., 6 to 8 inches in diameter (15-20 cm).
Flower: Cream to greenish, male and female flowers on the same inflorescence. Flower stalk coming from below the crownshaft, 3 feet long (0.9 m).
Fruit: red. 1.5cm. ovoid.
Seed: longitudinal fibers.


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