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

Category:

Palms

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

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

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 28, 2011, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

solitary undergrowth palm from Central America with bifid (unsplit) pinnate leaves. Leaves have prominent, ornamental ridges in them. In Southern California this is one of the harder species to grow, and if one lives in the right microclimate to keep it alive, it rarely holds more than 2-3 leaves at a time. Has a very skinny stem (about 1/4" diameter) and only grows to maybe 6' tall (possibly taller in better climates in cultivation).