PTYCHOSPERMA

FAMILY: Arecaceae

TYPE
  • Trees
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

Native to Australia and the South Pacific. Small feather palms with slender, ringed trunks and well-defined crown shafts (the smooth, usually green upper portion of the trunk, formed by overlapping bases of newer leaves). Frond segments are toothed at the tip. Small, fragrant flowers come in 1- to 2 feet-long clusters in summer; these are followed by bright red fruit. Grow in well-drained soil.

alexander palm, seafrothia palm

ptychosperma elegans

  • From Australia.
  • Erect, single-trunked palm to 25 feet tall, 15 feet wide.
  • Fronds to 8 feet long.

macarthur palm

ptychosperma macarthurii

  • Native to New Guinea.
  • To 1025 feet tall, 1215 feet wide, with several clustered trunks.
  • Fronds to 6 feet long.
  • Good large understory plant.
  • Often grown in containers.

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