Purple King Palm
Scientific Name: Archontophoenix purpurea
AKA: Mount Lewis King, Purple Piccabean Palm, and Purple Palm
Identification: The Purple King has a single, smooth, gray trunk, ringed with the scars of shed fronds. It takes several years for the palm to develop a purple crown shaft. The leaves are stiff feather-like fronds that range from dark green to light green on the top and shiny silver on the bottom. They are about 7-12 ft long. The average height of this palm is 15 feet.
Growing: Easy maintenance after established, a fairly fast growing palm. Partial shade to full sun. Requires moderate watering, as it grows best in moist, well drained soil.