Ptychosperma macarthurii

Ptychosperma macarthurii - Macarthur Palm
Common Name Macarthur Palm
Type of Plant Palm

The Macarthur palm is a clumping, feather-leafed, crownshaft palm. Its crownshaft and leaves are a dark, emerald green and its fullness makes it an excellent wind block or privacy palm. Typical maximum height reaches up to 35 feet with a 15-20 foot spread. Very similar looking to its 'cousin', Ptychosperma schefferi, this particular species tends to have a more whimsical shape to its petioles rather than a vertical leaf. The genus 'Ptychosperma' comes from the Greek word 'ptychos' which means wrinkled.

Requirements This palm grows well in acidic and alkaline soils that are consistently wet. Their growth rate is medium to fast and they can tolerate cold snaps down to freezing.
Country of Origin Australia and Papua New Guinea
Cold Tolerance 32
Sun Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Little
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