• Metallic Palm - PB18

    (Chamaedorea metallica)

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    Metallic Palm - PB18Metallic Palm - PB18
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    Species Information

    Latin Name: Chamaedorea metallca
    Common Name(s): Metallic Palm, Mini Fishtail Palm
    Country of Origin: Mexico
    Frond Style:
    Plant Type Sub Tropical – Tropical Palm
    Leaf Colour: Metallic blue-green
    Fruit Colour: Black
    Special Features: Attractive foliage, Medium - Slow growing

    This Palm

    Product Code: Chame18
    Container Size: PB18
    Plants per container: Single
    Average Height: 700 - 1000mm
    Average Girth: 20mm
    Likes: Deep shade - shade Free draining moist soil.

    When Mature

    Preferred Climate: Temperate
    Average Height: 3 meters
    Trunk Girth: 200mm
    Likes: Deep shade - shade, groupings, popular palm
    A most unusual frond formation and coloration, makes it very unique palm indeed.  The frond is almost a cross between a standard feather style palm and a fishtail.  In the correct conditions the deep green frond takes on silver metallic sheen, hence the name.  Definitely a shade loving species, particularly useful in your subtropical garden planted under larger sun absorbing palms.  Trunks really only to 5 or 6 feet typically making it a great under-storey plant, will never grow up fast and block views.

    Easy care, responds very well to regular watering, rich soil and fertilizer. Likes shade only and not frost hardy, however this doesn’t mean it’s too tropical for NZ.  Planted out of the sun under the canopy of other palms or plants it will do just fine.  Also great as an indoor specimen for those low light positions.  Can be community potted for good effect indoors..
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