Ptychosperma macarthurii

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Ptychosperma macarthurii (H. Wendl. ex anon.) H. Wendl. ex Hook. f.
Macarthur palm.
North-eastern Australia. New Guinea.
Very rare

DESCRIPTION

Several trunks
Pinnate
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 6 m.
Yes
Less than 15 cm.
Monoecious plants

CULTURE

0ºC
Fertile
Slow
Medium
Semi sombra
Good
Low
No
Low
Medium difficulty
Low

Native to tropical rainforests and mangrove forests.

There are few in gardens in southeastern Europe due to its low tolerance to cold (barely 0ºC) and it not being hardy.

Although it can grow in different types of soil this palm prefers it to be fertile and well drained in sunny locations or in semi-shade where it is protected from dry winds.

It drops the leaves which are no longer functional and, like the Ptychosperma elegans, it can be used indoors in well lit rooms with atmospheric humidity.