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Arecastrum ‘Butterfly Palm’

Queen palm

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Features

  • Height12m
  • Growth HabitUpright palm-like
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Arecastrum ‘Butterfly Palm’ (Queen palm). This genus consists of one species of evergreen palm which are grown for the majestic appearance.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree or Palm

Interest and use

Grown for its majestic appearance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender with a min of18C. They will require full light or partial shade and humus-rich, well drained soil. You can water the containerized specimens moderately, when the temperatures are low.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring at not less than 24C.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mite which may become a nuisance.

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