Larger and more vigorous than C. sifrizii
Costarican Bamboo PalmScientific Name: Chamaedorea costaricana Oerst.
Size: up to 12 feet tall (3.6 m) clump is 4 to 5 feet in diameter (1.2 to 1.5 m) or more
Min. Temperature: 28°F (-2°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade to shade
Origin: Southeastern Mexico to Panama
Germination: Germinates irregularly, up to 6 months
3 to 6 leaves with 30 to 60 leaflets, sheaths with flaps,
4-6 feet long (1.2 to 1.8 m).
Trunk: clustering green, bamboo looking with ring scars,
vatiable, up to 2 inches in diameter.
Flower: creamish yellow flower, separate male and female plants.
Flower stalk coming from below the leaves, erect or pendulous. Becoming orange when carrying fruit..
Fruit: green turning black when ripe.
0.25 to 0.4 inches in diameter (6 to 10 mm), 0.5 inch long (1.2 mm).
round to ellipsoid.
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