Chamaedorea, Chim, Pacaya
Chamaedorea arenbergiana

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

Category:

Palms

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Berkeley, California

Los Angeles, California

Reseda, California

Tarzana, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 2, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Elegant, tall Chamaedorea with big, ridged, oval leaves. This is a relatively fast grower (for a palm in So Cal) and has some moderate cold hardiness (though one of the less cold tolerant of the 'commonly grown' Chamaedoreas)... what it doesn't have is wind or sun hardiness, so needs to be planted in a sheltered place.