Archontophoenix myolensis

Myola Alexander Palm

Beautiful, arching bright green fronds will make this palm a focal point in your collection. Hailing from the Atherton Tableland in Queensland, Australia, Archontophoenix myolensis is a stunning houseplant.

Rather upright when young, the plant will eventually form a light-green crownshaft before starting to trunk.

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Origin: Australia
Genus: Archontophoenix
Species / Cultivar: myolensis
Common Name: Myola Alexander Palm

Plant Biography

Archontophoenix palms are normally found growing along streams and creeks, and in damp gullies so this tells us something about their requirements. Happiest with constant access to water, they can be grown in many positions, from deep shade to dappled sun.

Myola Alexander Palm mature plants have a tropical-looking ringed trunk and if you are lucky enough to get your plant to flower, you may be rewarded with decorative red fruits.

Archontophoenix myolensis
Light: Bright Indirect
This plant likes sun, but keep out of direct sunlight. Best placed in an area near a window.
Soil: Indoor Potting Mix
Enjoys moist well drained soil with composted organics and some drainage material.
Temperature: 12-32°C°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Regular Watering
Water when soil surface is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Humidity: High
Provide moist air via daily misting or trays of wet grit. Keep away from drafts and heaters.
Maintenance: A little
Easy to care for, just keep an eye on any extra environmental needs such as humidity.
Eventual Height: 10-20m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 2-3m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Archontophoenix myolensis palms grow naturally in volcanic soils so use a rich potting mix with good drainage.

They can tolerate standing in water during the warmer months, but do not allow this to happen over the winter when watering should be reduced.

Feed regularly with a palm fertiliser during the growing season to speed up growth and keep it looking its best.

Expert Tip

Give it plenty of water during warm weather and it will reward you with quick growth.


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