Plant of the Month – Chamaedorea plumosa ‘Baby Queen Palm’

Baby Queen2Chamaedorea plumosa ‘Baby Queen Palm’ is perhaps one of the best new palm introduction for it versatility and appearance.  A moderately fast growing palm, with a vertical profile ideal for today’s space-constrained interior environment.  Also, an exceptional exterior palm for Southern California, not overcrowding or overgrowing our ever-common world of smaller yards.

Chamaedorea Plumosa, is its real name but better known as ‘Baby Queen Palm’ has fronds like a queen palm, but with a truck that looks like a bamboo! Using this palmBabyQueenPamExterior indoors, like any palm, requires a high light area near a window or skylight.  It prefers not to get too much heat and would definitely do better in a sub-irrigation container.

You will not seem design-challenged when adopting the Chamaedorea Plumosa into your home/office.  It makes a perfect specimen plant in a Modern, Asian or Tropical Designed home or office. Although, even more stunning would a grouping of these plants look as a loose screen to divide a room!  Just be sure you have tall ceilings because Baby Queen Palms can grow up to 15’ in their life, leaving their gorgeous trunks exposed down below.