Plant Care Purple King Palm Tree

Purple King Palm Tree

Also known as

Purple King Palm and Mount Lewis King Palm

Taxonomy

Archontophoenix purpurea
Archontophoenix
Arecaceae
Arecales

How to care for Purple King Palm Tree

💦 Water

How often to water your Purple King Palm Tree

Water needs for Purple King Palm Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple King Palm Tree 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 Purple King Palm Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Purple King Palm Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple King Palm Tree: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Purple King Palm Tree 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Purple King Palm Tree in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Purple King Palm Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Purple King Palm Tree: 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 Purple King Palm Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Purple King Palm Tree prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Purple King Palm Tree Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Purple King Palm Tree 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 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Purple King Palm Tree Light Requirements →

Purple King Palm Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Purple King Palm Tree

Purple King Palm Tree

Purple King Palm Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

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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