The Alexander Palm (Archontophoenix alexandrae) is celebrated for its sleek, upright form, crowned with elegant feathery fronds that sway gracefully in the breeze. As an excellent alternative to the Cocos Palm, this palm lends tropical elegance to gardens and is particularly well-suited for creating a visually appealing screen or focal point. With a slender trunk and lush canopy, it can reach substantial heights, making it an ideal choice for gardeners aiming for vertical interest.
When situating the Alexander Palm in the ground, it favours well-drained soils, and for gardens with sandy compositions, it's advisable to incorporate a good-quality soil conditioner to support its growth. It flourishes best in full sun to partial shade, with regular watering during Bunuru (summer) and a slight reduction during the cooler months of Makuru (winter). To enhance its growth and vitality, apply a palm-specific, slow-release fertiliser during Djilba (early spring). No significant pruning is needed; simply remove old or yellowing fronds as required to maintain its pristine appearance.
|Alexander Palm, King Palm, Northern Bangalow Palm, Feather Palm
|Full sun to part shade
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