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Chamaedorea microspadix (Bamboo palm)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
2.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Chamaedorea microspadix

Other names

Bamboo palm

Genus

Chamaedorea Chamaedorea

Species

C. microspadix - C. microspadix is a hardy, suckering, clump-forming evergreen palm, with thin trunks ringed with leaf scars, making it resemble bamboo. The palm bears yellow flowers on mature plants in spring and summer, sometimes followed by small black fruit in autumn


Chamaedorea microspadix is: Evergreen

Habit

Multi-stemmed palm, cycad or tree, Upright

Flower

Yellow, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Yellow, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Thrips Scale insects , Thrips

False smut False smut

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. Remove spent foliage if desired.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Chamaedorea microspadix (Bamboo palm) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Foliage only, Greenhouse, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow in well-free drained soil, in a sheltered shaded position. Keep well watered in summer, but avoid overly wet conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Chamaedorea microspadix

Other names

Bamboo palm

Genus

Chamaedorea Chamaedorea

Species

C. microspadix - C. microspadix is a hardy, suckering, clump-forming evergreen palm, with thin trunks ringed with leaf scars, making it resemble bamboo. The palm bears yellow flowers on mature plants in spring and summer, sometimes followed by small black fruit in autumn

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Multi-stemmed palm, cycad or tree, Upright


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Yellow, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Thrips

Specific diseases

False smut

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. Remove spent foliage if desired.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Chamaedorea microspadix (Bamboo palm) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Foliage only, Greenhouse, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow in well-free drained soil, in a sheltered shaded position. Keep well watered in summer, but avoid overly wet conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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