Ernest August palm is common as an ornamental palm.
Ernest August's PalmScientific Name: Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii H. Wendl.
Synonym: C. latifrons, Geonoma latifrons
Size: Slowly growing up to 4 feet tall (1.5 m)
Min. Temperature: 24°F to 28°F (-2°C to -4°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade to shade
Origin: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras
3 to 8 leaves, bifid to half their length, 12 to 18 veins per side.,
up to 2 feet long, 1 foot wide (60 x 30 cm).
Trunk: 0.5 inch in diameter (1.2 cm).
Flower: orange flowers in spring, separate male and female plants.
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, 24 inches (60 cm), erect..
0.5 by 0.4 inches (1.2 by 1 cm).
round to elliptic, petals rarely persistent.
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