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Chamaedorea cataractarum

Small, attractive, trunkless, relatively slow-growing, clumping palm with dense, cascading, dark green fronds and long thin leaflets.

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Attractive trunkless, clumping palm, relatively slow-growing, with dense, cascading, dark green glossy leaves with long thin segments. Its name, cataractarum, means "of the waterfalls", because it naturally grows as a rheophyte (an aquatic plant that lives in fast moving water currents) along the margins of streams and rivers of Mexico. 

This palm is extremely useful in landscaping because it stays small for its whole life, being incredibly good as a ground cover, low hedge, understorey, filler, being also cold hardy in Mediterranean climates and great in pots.

Despite its love for water, implied in its latine name, Chamaedorea cataractarum also thrives in all types of conditions, including drought, cold and wind. It grows well outdoors in the coastal Mediterranean and it is also a perfect house plant.



The picture of two bushy plants is from Wikimedia free commons, By Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42060129
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Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 50cm-100cm
Botanical family Arecaceae
Light Medium
Light Shade
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 10 ºC
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Plant type Woody
Color Green
Care Pot
Shape Palm-Like Plants
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