The Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana Palm is a stately and tropical looking palm. Commonly called the Piccabeen or Bangalow Palm it has large, arching feather-like leaves 8-10ft long, which are green on both surfaces as opposed to the Alexander Palm which are slightly more silvery on the undersides. The new emerging leaves can also have a coppery hue. The trunk is greyish in colour and ringed with leaf scars. When mature enough and in correct conditions it bears lavender coloured flowers.
Better grown in a warm conservatory or atrium as it is only tolerant of a light frost. A beautiful and elegant palm
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ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA. Piccabeen Palm.
Latin Name: Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana Palm
Common Name: Piccabeen Palm, Bangalow Palm.
Native to: Queensland and south Eastern New South Wales, Australia.
Hardiness: Tolerates only light frost.
Growth Characteristics: Stately and impressive slender trunk palm, with glossy green feather-like leaves. Evergreen. Lavender coloured flowers.
Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Adaptable but well drained soil.
Moisture: Moist in summer, dryish in winter.
Feeding: Requires regular feeding.
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