Plant of the Month – Chamaedorea falcifera

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Chamaedorea falcifera is an elegant and durable new plant related to the Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii).  Bred with thicker pinnate leaflets and similar bamboo style multiple-trunks, this graceful plant can act as a medium sized specimen that won’t overcrowd your personal yoga retreat and only add to the chi of your space. Chamaedorea falcifera’s tropical, upright stature would fit any room of the house or office usually grown 5-7‘ tall and 3-4’ wide.

Chamaedorea is a genus of 107 species of palms, native to subtropical and tropical regions of the Americas.  They are small palms and grow naturally in the understory of the rain forests, making these plants ideal for use indoors. They are durable, clean and easy to care for when they are given the proper care (and love).

When I was first introduced to this plant 2 years ago, it looked like a fragile plant that would surely die a slow death, but after purchasing one and seeing it thrive with little care I was convinced that it was a keeper.  I love this plant for narrow walkways, offices, bedrooms, and yes of course my one-day-Zen-yoga-retreat!