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Chamaedorea tuerckheimii, Potato Chip Palm, Ruffles Palm

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Chamaedorea tuerckheimii

Potato Chip Palm, Ruffles Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mexico, Guatemala
Small tree 10-20 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-like

This species is found in the northern ranges of tropical moist forest, or rainforest on Atlantic slopes at 900-1500 m in elevation. This is one of the smallest palms known, ranging from 0.3 to 1 m tall. Simple rounded, small leaflets with "crinkle" surface, resembles a Ruffles potato chip.

Consistently moist soil, well drained position, protect from wind.


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Chamaedorea tuerckheimii, Potato Chip Palm, Ruffles Palm

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Chamaedorea tuerckheimii, Potato Chip Palm, Ruffles Palm

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Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/chamaedorea_tuerckheimii.htm