This suckering palm species is native to Mexico and Central America. It is one of about four types of “Bamboo Palms” and is probably either the best or in a stiff competition with Chamaedorea hooperiana. This species gets to a mature height of twelve to sixteen feet, has strong 1 inch to 1.5 inch trunks which are green in color with prominent rings, and about three to four foot long leaves. It is an upright grower and does clump. It doesn’t run. It takes filtered light or morning sun along the coast. I’ve even heard of some growing it in full sun although I’d not recommend it. It is a good growing species. Cold hardiness is into the mid to lower 20’s F.
Below I’m showing in the first five photos the 15g size followed by the 25g size in the following five photos. These are followed by mature garden plants. If you are interested in mail order, select a 5 gallon plant (not shown) which is easier to ship. BTW, this species is fairly difficult to find. BTW, we are very limited on our 25 gallon size – shown in photos below #6 – #10.