PlantsPtychosperma→Macarthur Palm (Ptychosperma macarthurii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Ptychosperma macarthurii Accepted
Ptychosperma hospitum Synonym
Kentia macarthurii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 15 to 23 feet (4.5-7m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Macarthur Palm (Ptychosperma macarthurii)

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Posted by RobertB (Bradenton, Florida - Zone 9b) on Jul 11, 2012 5:37 PM

This multi-trunked palm originates from Australia. The leaves are dark green and are about 4-5 feet long. They are common in the tropics as they prefer warm humid weather. Grows only to 10 to 12 feet.

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