Macarthur Palm, Darwin Palm.
Habitat and Distribution
Fiji, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Panamá, Queensland, Society Is., Windward Is.
Stems grow in dense clumps or rarely solitary, up to 7 m tall, only 7 cm in diameter, thus appearing bamboo-like.
Light requirement: full sun, partial sun or partial shade, shade tolerant. Soil tolerances: clay; sand; loam; slightly alkaline; acidic; well-drained. Drought tolerance: high. Aerosol salt tolerance: low. Pest resistance: resistant to pests/diseases.
Comments and Curiosities
Originally from northeastern Australia and areas of New Guinea, this small, suckering palm has become widely distributed as an ornamental in tropical and warm subtropical areas. The MacArthur Palm produces a dense cluster of slender canes, each topped by a small crown of light green, pinnate leaves. It is ideally suited for the smaller garden, best under a canopy of tall trees, and will also do well as a potted plant indoors if it gets bright light. It is fast growing and the fruits are bright red making it useful as an ornamental.
️ Winter Shipping = add a Heat Pack
Safely shipped bare root in sterile medium.
Buyer assumes risks due to state agricultural regulations and bare root shipping.
Please track orders with carrier using text/email alerts and have your plant received directly from the driver to avoid damage due to extreme temperatures and/or lack of humidity, etc.
To avoid risk of damage to plants during delivery, please do not place an order when extreme temperature or weather conditions are likely.
️Winter shipping - protect your plant(s) with a Heat Pack add-on! A northerly route and or possible delays during shipping could damage your tropical plant(s). If you did not add a heat pack to your order we cannot be held responsible.
All of our plants are grown in various amounts of shade, therefore your plants will require a slow introduction into appropriate amounts of sun.
In most cases your plants will benefit from providing an environment with enhanced humidity upon arrival until root function has normalized.
For all items "quantity available" greater than ( 1 ) item shipped may not be actual item in the photo.
Titles refer to growing container size appropriate for plant being sold. Plant size may vary accordingly.
All "Fresh & Clean" seed from a proven viable source. Typical germination rates provided on request. Germination not guaranteed due to use of various individual germination techniques.
Return policy: If for any reason your order arrives in poor condition due to negligence on our part, we will gladly refund the purchase price or send a replacement. Buyers must please send a notification within ( 1 ) day of arrival describing the problem accompanied by photos of the un-altered plant in its original packing material.
Plant / tree propagation is from seed unless method such as cutting or grafting is stated.
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Daniela & Dave
Let's Grow Florida !