1x seed packet containing 10x Chamaedorea microspadix seeds.
Chamaedorea microspadix, sometimes called the Hardy Bamboo Palm, is a species of understory palm from forests of Eastern Mexico. It has an incredibly tropical appearance but is remarkably hardy to cold and wet conditions, making it a good candidate for planting in the UK.
Rather slow growing, Chamaedorea microspadix eventually makes a cluster of thin trunks just a few centimeters thick with wonderful deep green pinnate fronds. The trunks can reach around 2 metres in height, although it will take many years to attain this size.
In habitat, Chamaedorea microspadix is found growing in thick forests, and therefore, shade is essential when considering a planting site. Somewhat surprisingly for a palm species, the leaves appear to be susceptible to damage from snails – keep an eye out for them eating the leaves.
Hardy to around -6 once established.
Sow Chamaedorea microspadix seeds in damp sphagnum moss or perlite in a heated propagator. Germination can sometimes take a good few months and can be erratic. Once the seed produces a growing root, it can be potted up and grown on.