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Chamaedorea:
Chamaedorea cataractarum
Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea elegans
Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti
Chamaedorea fragrans
Chamaedorea glaucifolia
Chamaedorea graminifolia
Chamaedorea hooperiana
Chamaedorea klotzchiana
Chamaedorea metallica
Chamaedorea microspadix
Chamaedorea oblongata
Chamaedorea oreophila
Chamaedorea plumosa
Chamaedorea pochutlensis x graminifolia
Chamaedorea radicalis
Chamaedorea seifrizii
Chamaedorea stolonifera
Chamaedorea tepejilote

Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti

Common name: Tuna-tail Palm
Native to: Guatemala
Mature height: 6 feet
Mature spread: 3 feet
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: bifid
Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dennis Valdez Garden
Hercules

Description:

The cold tolerance on this Palm is about 30 deg F. However the maximum height of this palm is only 6 feet tall, making it perfectly suited for a potted specimen that can be moved indoors if necessary during the cool winter months. Potted specimens respond well to patio conditions due to the constant fresh air. Trees kept indoors tend to get less air circulation.


Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dennis Valdez Garden
Hercules
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: slow
Sunlight: shade
Water: keep moist
Cold Tolerance: 30 F
Seed or plant availability: limited




 
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