In my post from a few days ago I showed a plant of this species in a 25g pot. I’m showing an even bigger one today. 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 six photos the 25g size followed by two garden photos of mature trees. This 25g plant is 12 to 14 feet tall in the pot. 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. We are very limited on our 25 gallon size – shown in photos below one through six. This species is an easy to grow and great palm.