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Other common names
bangalow palm Illawara palm
Archontophoenix are single-stemmed evergreen palms with large pinnate leaves and large panicles or racemes of small cup-shaped flowers
A. cunninghamiana is a tree-like evergreen palm to 15m, with a single trunk and pinnate leaves to 4m long. Flowers small, lilac, in large racemes on mature trees, followed by red fruit
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loamless potting compost in bright filtered light with moderate humidity. When in growth, water moderately and apply a liquid fertilizer monthly; keep just moist in winter. Outdoors grow in fertile moist but well drained soil in part shade to prevent leaf scorch
Propagate by seed sown in spring at 24-27°C (75-81°F). Keep compost moist and air humid
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Minimal pruning required; remove dead leaves by cutting close to the leaf base leaving stubs to create a neat pattern
Pests Glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem under glass
Generally disease free
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