Alexander Palm

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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$ 73.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Ptychosperma elegans

Common Names:Alexander Palm, Solitaire Palm

Overview: The Alexander Palm is also called the Solitaire Palm. Why? It only grows one trunk. Its narrow stature and moderately sized head makes the Alexander a good choice for smaller yards, or for planting in close proximity to your house.

Alexanders can grow to 25 ft. tall. They prefer full to part sun, and grow best when placed in a spot protected from cold winds. Because the palm is a moderate grower, you can use it indoors for a striking accent. Low maintenance, the Alexander is a “self cleaner” – its aging fronds fall off by themselves. Birds are drawn to their fruits, another plus for this versatile palm.

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Description

Slender Alexander – The Right Size Palm for Narrow Spaces

Ptychosperma elegans, commonly known as the Solitaire Palm, is a small to medium-sized palm tree that is native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. It is a popular ornamental plant due to its attractive appearance and ease of care. The Solitaire Palm has a slender trunk that can grow up to 30 feet tall, and its fronds are feather-like, growing up to 3 meters long. The plant prefers well-draining soil and requires regular watering. It thrives in full sun but can also grow in partial shade.

Caring for your Alexander Palm

The plant prefers well-draining soil and requires regular watering. It thrives in full sun but can also grow in partial shade. The Solitaire Palm is a slow-growing plant that can be propagated from seeds or by division. It is often used as an indoor plant or in gardens, adding a touch of tropical beauty to any space.

Watering

The Solitaire Palm requires regular watering to thrive. It prefers moist, well-draining soil and should be watered deeply at least once a week during the growing season. The soil should be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged, as this can lead to root rot.

In the winter, the plant should be watered less frequently, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Overwatering can cause the plant to become waterlogged and can lead to root rot. On the other hand, underwatering can cause the plant to wilt and become stressed.

Light

The Solitaire Palm requires bright, indirect light to thrive. It prefers full sun but can also grow in partial shade. If the plant is kept in too much shade, it may not produce as many fronds. However, if it is kept in direct sunlight for extended periods, the leaves may become scorched.

In hot climates, the plant may benefit from some afternoon shade to protect it from the intense sun. In cooler climates, the plant can be grown indoors as a houseplant or in a greenhouse where it can receive adequate light.

Soil

The Solitaire Palm prefers moist, well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. The soil should be slightly acidic, with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. If the soil is too alkaline, the plant may not absorb nutrients properly and may develop yellowing leaves.

When planting the Solitaire Palm, make sure to dig a hole that is twice the size of the root ball. Mix in some compost or well-rotted manure to improve the soil’s fertility and texture. After planting, water the plant deeply to settle the soil and help the roots establish.

Fertilization

Fertilization is an essential part of caring for the Solitaire Palm. The plant requires regular feeding during the growing season to maintain its health and vigor. Use a slow-release fertilizer that is specifically formulated for palm trees, as these contain the necessary nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season, from spring to fall. Apply the fertilizer to the soil around the base of the plant, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Avoid getting the fertilizer on the leaves, as this can cause them to burn.

Propagation

The Solitaire Palm can be propagated from seeds or by division. Propagation from seeds is the most common method, but it can take up to several months for the seeds to germinate. Propagation by division is a faster method, but it requires more skill and attention to detail.

To propagate from seeds, soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours before planting to soften the outer shell. Sow the seeds in a seed-starting mix and keep them moist and warm. The seeds should germinate in about 4-6 weeks.

To propagate by division, carefully remove the plant from its container or garden bed and gently separate the roots into two or more clumps. Make sure that each clump has several fronds and a healthy root system. Replant the divisions in fresh, well-draining soil and water them deeply.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Partial Sun

Mature Height

30 ft – 40 ft

Spacing

3 ft – 6 ft

13 reviews for Alexander Palm

  1. Jerry J (verified owner)

    It came in great condition and fast delivery

  2. michael mislan (verified owner)

    very next size and hard to find and healthy

  3. michael mislan (verified owner)

    beautiful big palm healthy and great price hope to see more at this price and size

  4. michael Mislan (verified owner)

    nice size and price however they were two in one pot the second one was not in good condition

  5. Peter Winslow (verified owner)

    So beautiful, love the lush foliage, arrived in great condition, awesome

  6. michael mislan (verified owner)

    very full and nice size and healthy

  7. Marco Purnell (verified owner)

    Great and very healthy plant great job plant vine im very satisfied

  8. michael mislan (verified owner)

    nice healthy palm wish it was little bigger nice price

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  11. MICHAEL P MISLAN (verified owner)

    very nice size and healthy palm

  12. Laura s. (verified owner)

  13. Richard Weidner (verified owner)

    All is well! The weather here is definitely like Florida now. Hot and humid. Perfect for the palms! I will be in touch because I might try a coconut palm.

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