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.


7 Responses to “Plant of the Month – Chamaedorea plumosa ‘Baby Queen Palm’”

  1. Jeff on September 13th, 2012 3:22 pm

    How much are baby queen palms?

  2. mmorita on September 18th, 2012 6:22 am

    They are about the same price as King Palms…but I’m sure it varies depending on where you live.

  3. Landscaping Is A Lot of Work! « houseongreenwood on January 31st, 2013 8:32 pm

    […] Baby Queen Palms are not young Queen Palms. These are completely different. The small green trunks resemble bamboo. These stay small, about 10′ – 15′ max.  Perfect patio trees in warm coastal climates like Southern California! […]

  4. Pam Horner on October 5th, 2013 11:54 am

    About $80 from Seaside Gardens, Capo Beach, CA. Hard to find. Exactly as described: great bamboo type thin trunk, wispy leaves.

  5. Christine Downs on October 13th, 2013 7:10 am

    I live in San Diego, do you think that the baby queen Palm would do ok outside in this area?

  6. dringler on January 17th, 2014 2:16 pm


  7. Sharon on August 11th, 2014 9:24 pm

    What about the roots? Are they like the Queen Palms?