Chamaedorea costaricana

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Figure 1. C. costaricana in habitat.



C. seibertii

Common Names:

Bamboo Palm


Central America


A small clumping palm to about 3m tall, very similar to C. microspadix, and C. seifrizii.


Requires shadey conditions as a youngster, however it will take full sun as an adult. The most cold tolerant of the bamboo Chamaedoreas. Likes plenty of water, but also needs good drainage.

Figure 2. C. costaricana infructescence.
Figure 3. C. costaricana ligule.

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz, (Figure 1)
Ian Edwards (Figures 2&3)

External Links:

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