Plant Care Alexandra Palm

Alexandra Palm

Also known as

Alexander Palm, King Alexander Palm and Northern Bangalow Palm


Archontophoenix alexandrae

How to care for Alexandra Palm


How often to water your Alexandra Palm

Water needs for Alexandra Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Alexandra Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Alexandra Palm

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Alexandra Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alexandra Palm: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Alexandra Palm can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Alexandra Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Alexandra Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Alexandra Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Alexandra Palm

Alexandra Palm

Alexandra Palm

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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