Costarican Bamboo Palm
Scientific Name: Chamaedorea costaricana Oerst.
Chamaedorea costaricana

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: 28F (-2C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade to shade
Origin: Southeastern Mexico to Panama
Germination: Germinates irregularly, up to 6 months
Leaf: Pinnate, 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.
Seed:

Larger and more vigorous than C. sifrizii


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