Ptychosperma macarthurii
Macarthur palm

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 Ptychosperma macarthurii






Cold Hardiness: 

30-32s, F.

Trunk type:

Thin (2-3 inches).

Leaf type:

  Pinnate (feather shaped).  The leaves are dark green and are about 4-5 feet long.


Suckering (multiple trunks).


Marginal, they are common in the tropics as they prefer warm humid weather.  Southern California is a little cool and dry.

Speed of growth:



10-12 feet.

Soil requirements:

Rich (high in organics and nutrients) with good drainage.

Sun Requirements:


General Description:

This is a popular multi-trunked palm in the tropics.  Some examples can be found in Southern California, although not many people have had a lot of success with this palm.  Other species of Ptychosperma will give you a similar look and be easier to grow.

Other Notes:

Some better choices, that will give you a similar look, are Ptychosperma hentyi, Ptychopsperma pullenii and Ptychosperma elegans.

Further Data:


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