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Chamaedorea seifrizii

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Chamaedorea erumpens
Phonetic Spelling
kam-ee-DOR-ee-uh see-FRIZ-ee-eye

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.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
#houseplant#container plant#lacy leaves#interiorscape#fronds#accent plant#fantz#tropical palm#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Eastern Mexico to Honduras
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are golden yellow in color. Interfoliar has branched green rachis, and branch bracts are papery and overlapping.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Hairs Present:
    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 Is Aromatic:
    Stem Description:
    Slender, cane-like, clumped, erect, and less than an inch in diameter.