Chamaedorea tuerckheimii
Potato chip palm, Ruffles palm

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Chamaedorea tuerckheimii, potato chip palm





Mexico and Guatemala

Cold Hardiness: 

30-32, F.

Trunk type:

Single trunk, thin

Leaf type:

Simple rounded, small leaflets with "crinkle" surface, resembles a Ruffles potato chip.


Solitary (single trunk).


Likes humidity and shade.  Some people think municipal water brown tips the edges of the leaflets. 

Speed of growth:



2-3 feet

Soil requirements:

Moist, good drainage

Sun Requirements:


General Description:

A somewhat fastidious shade loving but highly sought-after palm with unusual and small leaves.  Is a miniature palm.

Other Notes:

Always expensive and hard to find.  On occasion we have them for sale.

Further Data:

Recommended: Chamaedorea Palms, The Species

Palm for sale/Availability:

Click here to view the current price list.


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