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Chamaedorea, Tepejilote
Chamaedorea oreophila

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaedorea (kam-ee-DOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: oreophila (or-ee-oh-FY-luh) (Info)

Category:

Palms

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Brentwood, California

Huntington Beach, California

Los Angeles, California

Reseda, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Cayce, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 6, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a nice Chamaedorea that looks similar but sturdier and more colorful than the common Chamaedorea elegans sold everywhere in outlet stores, drug stores and nurseries. It may not make quite as resilient an indoor plant, but excells as an outdoor palm. It develops very red and attractive seeds (if fertilized successfully).