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Chamaedorea plumosa

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Baby Queen Palm (Chamaedorea plumosa) at Roger's Gardens

Baby Queen Palm

Baby Queen Palm

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Baby Queen Palm (Chamaedorea plumosa) at Roger's Gardens

Baby Queen Palm foliage

Baby Queen Palm foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Miniature Queen Palm, Sun Chamaedorea Palm


A compact, single trunk palm that looks great planted in multiples; feathery fronds have a fluffy appearance, creating an elegant accent for the patio or garden; tolerates full sun, but also great for filtered light areas; can be grown as a houseplant

Features & Attributes

Baby Queen Palm's attractive narrow pinnately compound leaves remain green in color throughout the year. It features dainty clusters of yellow flowers with orange overtones along the branches from early to mid summer.

This is an open multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a towering form with a high canopy of foliage concentrated at the top of the plant. Its extremely fine and delicate texture is quite ornamental and should be used to full effect. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Baby Queen Palm can be expected to grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

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