Metallic Palm PB2
Latin Name: Chamaedorea metallca Common Name(s): Metallic Palm, Mini Fishtail Palm Country of Origin: Mexico FrondStyle: Plant Type Sub Tropical – Tropical Palm Leaf Colour: Metallic blue-green Fruit Colour: Black Special Features: Attractive foliage, Medium - Slow growing
Product Code: Chame2 Container Size: PB2 Plants per container: Single Average Height: 400mm + Average Girth: 10mm Likes: Deep shade - shade Free draining moist soil.
Preferred Climate: Temperate Average Height: 2 meters Trunk Girth: 200mm Likes:
Chamaedorea metallica "Metallic Palm" is a small growing palm native to the dark rainforests of Central America where you will find growing under the cover of already mature plants.
The Metallic Palm has a most unusual frond formation and colouration that makes it a very unique palm indeed. Growing up to 2 meters in height with deep dark green fronds that under the right conditions, the deep green frond takes on a silver metallic sheen, hence the name. Great as an indoor specimen for those low light positions. Can be community potted for good effect indoors.
Definitely a shade-loving species, particularly useful in your subtropical garden planted under larger sun absorbing palms making the Metallic Palm a great under-storey Palm. Easy care, cold tolerant down to -1C for brief periods once established, but not frost tolerant.