Chamaedorea seifrizii

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

DESCRIPTION

CULTURE

GENERAL STATEMENT OF SPECIES

Chamaedorea seifrizii Burre.
Bamboo palm, Reed palm.
Mexico. Central America.
Infrequent

DESCRIPTION

Several trunks
Pinnate
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 6 m.
No
Less than 5 cm.
Dioicous plants

CULTURE

- 4ºC
Fertile
Slow
Medium
Sombra
Excellent
Low
Yes
High
Low difficulty
Low

It is an endangered species in its native land.

However, it has been used in gardens in southeastern Europe for many years and as a house plant it is excellent. It is without a doubt one of the best plants, not just palms, to use in poor light where there is little humidity in the atmosphere.

It is a clustered palm with short horizontal stems which grow out and can join to form almost impenetrable hedges of over 2 metres in height if conditions permit.

It is easy to grow, preferring sites in the semi-shade with rich, damp soil.

In a dry environment it can suffer from red spider attack.