Alexander Palm is native to Queensland and New South Wales, has classic "palm" looks, and is fast growing - making it a perfect palm for subtropical gardeners wanting to establish a native tropical garden in a hurry. Underplant with native gingers and ferns for a lush leafy effect.
DESCRIPTION: Native to Queensland and New South Wales, the Alexander or Alexandra palm establishes quickly, perfect for gardeners looking to create a tropical paradise in a hurry. Fruits in long tails of bright red berries. USE IN: Tropical gardens to create a canopy or grand entrance, container planting in a sunny location is ideal when plants are young. LOCATION: Plant in free draining soil in a partly shaded to full sun location. Protect from frost. Withstands seasonal flooding and heavy rainfall. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Provide plenty of water during extended dry seasons. For fast growth and lush green foliage feed with liquid fertiliser monthly during the growing season, September-February. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 20 m H x 6 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm in height including the pot height of 80 mm x 42 mm wide.