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Chamaedorea seifrizii

Previously known as:

  • Chamaedorea erumpens
Phonetic Spelling
kam-ee-DOR-ee-uh see-FRIZ-ee-eye
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Delicate lacy fronds adorn this subtropical palm commonly grown as a houseplant in temperate climates. It grows up to 6.5' tall and is upright and spreading. Thsi plant makes an excellent houseplant for low-light areas. This plant is also used in interior landscapes and as a specimen or accent plant. They require some humidity so spray the fronds once a week or place the plant on a saucer with pebbles. Leaves of this plant are usually spread out and leaflets may be slightly drooping. This plant prefers medium light, but will survive in low light conditions. This plant prefers slightly moist soil and medium relative humidity. This plant has pest problems. Soils must be well-drained. This plant is distinguished from C. erumpens by its leaflets appearing thinner and longer (higher length/width ratio).

Quick ID Hints:

  • Cane-like stems
  • Leaf evenly pinnately compound, terminal pinnae fused
  • Petioles have thin, membranous base
  • Leaflets are thin with a high length/width ratio

Subtropical to 6.5', with erect and cane-like growth. Family name Arecaceae (Palmae)

Floral rachis turns orange with age and is more congested than that of C. elegans; used as specimen and accent. 

Prefers medium light, slightly moist soil and medium relative humidity; pest problems.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#container plant#lacy leaves#interiorscape#fronds#accent plant#fantz#tropical palm#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#container plant#lacy leaves#interiorscape#fronds#accent plant#fantz#tropical palm#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaedorea
    Species:
    seifrizii
    Family:
    Arecaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Eastern Mexico to Honduras
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a, 12b, 12a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Round, bluish-black fruits. The flesh is irritating if touched.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are golden yellow in color. Interfoliar has branched green rachis, and branch bracts are papery and overlapping. Separate male and female flowers grow on different plants.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Evenly pinnately compound and have 5-15 lanceolate pinnae per side. The terminal pinnae basally fused and sometimes larger. The thin petiole has thick, fleshy base.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Slender, cane-like, clumped, erect, and less than an inch in diameter.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    The fruit's flesh is irritating to skin if handled.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Oxalic acid
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Fruits