Maya Palm
Chamaedorea hooperiana

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaedorea (kam-ee-DOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: hooperiana

Category:

Palms

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berkeley, California

Brentwood, California

Reseda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 5, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the best looking and easiest to grow of the suckering, bamboo-like Chamaedoreas. Unlike C costaricana, this palm has a bit more grace and arch to it, with each new culm 'swooping' out away from the point of origin, rather than growing straight up and/or out from the center. It also is an excellent potted plant. However it is a bit of a slow grower, compared to palms like C costaricana and C pochutlensis. Named after local southern California palm grower, hybridizer and collector, Louie Hooper.