Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana (H. Wendl.) H. Wendl. & Drude
Bangalow palm, Picabean palm.
Central eastern Australian coast.
Common

DESCRIPTION

One trunk
Pinnate
Less than 15 m.
No
Less than 6 m.
Yes
Less than 30 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

- 4ºC
Fertile
Medium
Medium
Semi sombra
Good
Low
No
Low
Medium difficulty
Low

It usually grows quite near the coast in damp, woody areas of Eastern Australia up to 1000m.

Although it is a little more resistant to cold than Archontophoenix alexandra, it requires similar growing conditions.

It also has a slightly thinner, darker trunk although, curiously, when grown in a pot it is far more prone to cracking.

The undersides of its leaves are not whitish but greenish with fine hairs, or indumentum, along their central nerve.

It has pinkish flowers and reddish fruit.