The Archontophoenix or Alexander Palm is a stately and tropical looking palm. Large, glossy green, feather-like leaves crown a slender, solitary trunk, greyish in color and ringed with leaf scars.
Better grown in a warm conservatory or atrium as it is only tolerant of a light frost. A beautiful and elegant palm.
Latin Name: Archontophoenix Alexandrae Palm
Common Name: Alexander Palm, King Alexander Palm. Northern Bangalow Palm.
Native to: Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.
Hardiness: Tolerates only light frost.
Growth Characteristics: Stately and impressive single, slender trunk palm, with glossy green feather- like leaves. Evergreen.
Sunlight: Full sun.
Soil: Adaptable but well drained soil.
Moisture: Moist in summer, dryish in winter.
Feeding: Requires regular feeding.