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|Positive ||NorCalBrad ||On Dec 27, 2007, NorCalBrad from Berkeley, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Starting as a scraggly, one-stemmed, few-leaved stick in a one gallon pot, found in an overlooked corner of a nursery's growing grounds, my C. costaricana has flourished over the course of two years into a multi-stemmed clump that flowers regularly and continues pushing out new spears, even in cold weather. My experience with it confirms much of the information above: it prefers shade and ample water, and is well suited to living in a pot. The culms are thicker, and the leaves generally more attractive, than its relative C. microspadix.
|Positive ||palmbob ||On Jul 12, 2004, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
This is one of the more common and vigorous species of large clumping Chamaedorea. It can eventually grow into large stands of plant over 20' tall and can be considered invasive in some moister areas of the world. It has large, straight, deep green stems that resemble bamboo culms. The stems are up to 1.5" in diameter. The leaves are pinnate and lancelote- look sort of 'ordinary'. Great for containers. One of the easier growers for southern CAlifornians.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Huntington Beach, California
Rancho Cucamonga, California
San Anselmo, California
San Antonio Heights, California
Santa Barbara, California
Thousand Oaks, California