Chamaedorea cataractarum
The Cat palm, Cataract Palm

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Chamaedorea cataractarum






Cold Hardiness: 

About 32, F. (perhaps lower).

Trunk type:

Clean but suckering.

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape).


Suckering (multiple trunks).


Likes moist conditions.  Grows near streams and rivers in the wild.

Speed of growth:



Six feet or less.

Soil requirements:

Good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

filtered light or shade.

General Description:

A nice, compact, somewhat dwarf shade loving palm for moist conditions.  Carries old brown leaves (as shown) that need trimming.

Other Notes:

Possibly a good house plant.

Further Data:

Recommended: Chamaedorea Palms, The Species

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