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Chamaedorea metallica, Parlor Palm, Miniature Fishtail Palm

Chamaedorea metallica

Parlor Palm, Miniature Fishtail Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mexico, Central and South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The popular and much loved metallic palm is the only palm that has foliage with a dark metallic blue green sheen like the color of gunmetal. This single stemmed palm has leaves in the shape of a chalice or fishs tail being simple, undivided and notched at the tip. Chamaedorea metallica occurs naturally in thick wet forests along the Atlantic slope and lowland rainforests of Mexico. Thrives in moist, humus rich soil and is tolerant of alkaline limestone soils. Naturally undemanding for nutrients, metallic palm responds very well to regular applications of palm fertilizer. Metallic palm grows naturally in the understory of dense forests, and is tolerant of deep shade and low light conditions. Grows well outdoors in deep shade or medium-bright light. As a houseplant, it thrives with 10-12 hours/day of artificial light. Hardiness: USDA Zones 9 - 12. Mature and established plants have been reported to tolerate temperatures down to 28ºF for four days with no leaf damage.

Naturally tolerant of low light conditions, metallic palms are perfect for understory plantings and ideal as houseplants. Metallic palm stands out as a small accent plant due to its remarkable metallic evergreen foliage that provides spectacular backdrop for flowering plants in shade gardens. The metallic palm also will grow beautifully on the eastern side of a house where it will get little or no sunlight.





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Chamaedorea seifrizii, Chamaedorea erumpens, Bamboo Palm

Chamaedorea seifrizii, Chamaedorea erumpens

Bamboo Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-like

This attractive indoor palm produces long bamboo-like canes which in time form a tall, columnar shaped plant, perfect for today's interiors. In common with other chamaedoreas it tolerates low light well, requires a rich soil with an abundance of water and is generally reliable, and exceptionally easy to look after. Keep it out of direct light, feed during the growing season, and keep the soil slightly moist all the time.



Chamaedorea seifrizii, Chamaedorea erumpens, Bamboo Palm
Chamaedorea seifrizii, Chamaedorea erumpens, Bamboo Palm


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Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea
Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii

Chamaedorea sp.

Chamaedorea
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Central America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeUnknown name

Stems obsolete to erect, slender or (rarely) subarborescent, solitary or (C. costaricana) cespitose, unarmed. Petioles unarmed, sometimes with conspicuous, yellowish, abaxial stripe, the sheath splitting or closed, sometimes (C. costaricana, C. graminifolia) forming brief crownshaft, rarely (C. costaricana) with distal, ligule-like structure. Leaf-blades simple and bifid to pinnately compound. Peduncle short to elongate, usually becoming orange to red in fruit, with 1-several elongate, apically bifid, persistent to deciduous bracts. Ripe fruits smooth to verrucose-echinulate (C. crucensis), globose to obovoid or ellipsoid, orange to red or (usually) dark purplish or black, with basal stigmatic residue.

Chamaedorea is unique, among palm genera occurring in Costa Rica, in being dioecious. This, however, is not a character of practical utility either in the herbarium or in the field. Most species are relatively nondescript, but can usually be recognized by the combination of small size (always less 10m tall), solitary (except C. costaricana), green stems, spineless and otherwise glabrous foliage, papery, apically bifid peduncular bracts, and ebracteate flowers. Some species have a yellowish abaxial stripe on the petiole and leaf-rachis, which is diagnostic, and species with pinnately compound leavs usually have sigmoid pinnae.

Male and female infls. of the same Chamaedorea sp. are sometimes very different. The ephemeral and seldom-collected male infls. and flowers generally provide the most useful diagnostic characters for Chamaedorea species; however, complete information is ideal. in synchrony.

Costa Rica and Panama comprise a center of diversity for Chamaedorea, which is especially species-rich in mid-elevation rain forests. Many species (especially those with simple leavs) are ornamental, and assiduously sought by unscrupulous collectors. Wild populations of such species are under constant siege, and some have been extirpated. Most Chamaedorea species are rare and local to begin with, which exacerbates the problem.





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Chamaedorea tuerckheimii, Potato Chip Palm, Ruffles Palm

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.



Chamaedorea tuerckheimii, Potato Chip Palm, Ruffles Palm
Chamaedorea tuerckheimii, Potato Chip Palm, Ruffles Palm


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Chamaerops humilis, Dwarf Fan Palm, European Fan Palm

Chamaerops humilis

Dwarf Fan Palm, European Fan Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Mediterranean
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Habitat: Rocky headlands and low hills around the Mediterannean coast. A very variable species, usually clumping, however, also occasionally single trunked, to about 10ft high. Small, palmate leaves, to about 20" across. One of the most cold tolerant palm species, withstanding even heavy frosts, so it is very popular in Europe. Prefers full sun in a very well drained position. Not suited to the tropics, quite slow growing. A very good container plant.





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Chambeyronia macrocarpa, Red Leaf Palm, Red Feather Palm, Flame Thrower Palm, Blushing Palm

Chambeyronia macrocarpa

Red Leaf Palm, Red Feather Palm, Flame Thrower Palm, Blushing Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: New Caledonia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is one of the most beautiful palms in the world. A feather solitary palm to about 20-25ft, with a spectacular, bright red new leaf, which stays red for up to 10 days. The leaflets are also very wide, thick, and shiny so even without a new leaf it is very distinctive with very fat and thick pinnate leaves 10-12 feet long. Easy to grow. This is a must have in the garden.



Chambeyronia macrocarpa, Red Leaf Palm, Red Feather Palm, Flame Thrower Palm, Blushing Palm
Chambeyronia macrocarpa, Red Leaf Palm, Red Feather Palm, Flame Thrower Palm, Blushing Palm
Chambeyronia macrocarpa, Red Leaf Palm, Red Feather Palm, Flame Thrower Palm, Blushing Palm
Chambeyronia macrocarpa, Red Leaf Palm, Red Feather Palm, Flame Thrower Palm, Blushing Palm


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Chrysalidocarpus cabadae, Dypsis cabadae, Cabada Palm

Chrysalidocarpus cabadae, Dypsis cabadae

Cabada Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Beautiful stems of blue green highlighted by white leaf scars. Cabada palm is adaptable to a wide range of soils, light and fertility. It has moderate salt tolerance.




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Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, Areca lutescens, Dypsis lutescens, Yellow Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm, Madagascar Palm, Golden Feather Palm, Yellow Palm, Bamboo Palm, Areca Palm

Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, Areca lutescens, Dypsis lutescens

Yellow Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm, Madagascar Palm, Golden Feather Palm, Yellow Palm, Bamboo Palm, Areca Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Madagascar
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The golden cane palm can grow up to 20 feet tall, although it is usually smaller. Six to eight leaves on long petioles (leaf stems) arise from the main trunk and gracefully arch outward and downward. Each leaf has about 80-100 leaflets that are arranged on the leaf stem in a shallow V. The common name derives from the beautiful golden yellow color of the petioles. Prefers acid soil. Ganoderma rot.





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Coccothrinax argentata, Coccothrinax garberi, Coccothrinax jucunda, Florida Silver Thatch Palm

Coccothrinax argentata, Coccothrinax garberi, Coccothrinax jucunda

Florida Silver Thatch Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Florida
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A very pretty small size palm with a slender trunk and an open crown of deeply divided leaves with thin segments, dark green above and silvery white below. The Silver Thatch Palm is a slow but reliable grower and, with its small overall size, it will find room in any garden. It likes a position in full sun or light shade in a tropical or subtropical climate, and, once established, can endure quite some coastal exposure, dry conditions, and even the occasional short, light frost. Indoors it also makes a neat bonsai that can even be cultivated just on a piece of coral limerock, practically without soil. Sunny, moist, but well drained position.



Coccothrinax argentata, Coccothrinax garberi, Coccothrinax jucunda, Florida Silver Thatch Palm


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Coccothrinax barbadensis, Silver Thatch, Barbados Silver Palm

Coccothrinax barbadensis

Silver Thatch, Barbados Silver Palm
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Origin: Antillean Island of the Jamaican
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

With trunks up to (50 ft) tall, this fine species is one of the tallest, fastest, and most robust in the genus. The big, circular leaves have up to 60 flexuous segments and are a beautiful silvery-gray below. C. barbadensis is widely distributed in the Caribbean and will do well in subtropical and tropical climates. It can take considerable coastal exposure.




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