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A picture of a Archontophoenix

Archontophoenix

Archontophoenix spp.

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana - Pillnitz by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

4m

1m

Min

1m

25 years to reach maturity

Flowering

More images

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Overview

Archontophoenix is a genus of roughly 6 tall, unbranching, evergreen palm species native to rainforest habitats in Australia. Grown for their stature and overall appearance, species in this genus require temperatures above 15 degrees Celsius. They make nice specimen trees and if grown in temperate climates, do best sheltered under glass. These plants produce interesting, showy red-pink to creamy-white flowers that hang pendantly from the trunk, below the leaves. These palms are naturally found from Eastern Australia, ranging from the southern coast of New South Wales to the northern coast of Queensland.

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves