Chamaedorea species

Most commonly used varieties: Bamboo palm (C. erumpens); reed palm (C. seifrizii); parlor palm (C. elegans)

Common Name: Bamboo palm

Light Needs

Low to medium light

Water Requirements

Water sparingly

Columnar, floor palm plant with upright clumps, C. erumpens and seifrizii may reach 14 feet; elegans only 6 feet. Stately, long-living palm that grows to 20 feet over time. The feathery triangular leaflets look like fishtails and are even a bit scaly.