Chamaedorea cataractarum

Synonymy: Chamaedorea atrovirens Hort. Distribution: Mexico
Common names: Cat palm, cataract palm, cascade palm Conservation status: Vulnerable

Chamaedorea cataractum


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In nature, this attractive palm grows in or near fast flowing streams, hence the specific name. In the home
it requires a good supply of water, and medium light. It has dark green foliage, is very easy to care for,
and makes a perfect house plant.

Top photo courtesy University of Florida-IFAS. Bottom photo copyright 1998, Jody Haynes.

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