What is the plant
As the binomial nomenclature would indicate, this variety of palm can indeed be found in Costa Rica, along with other tropical zones across the Americas. It is easily distinguished by its thin, green trunk that closely mimics the appearance of a bamboo stalk. Much larger than its popular sibling, the Chamaedorea Seifrizii, this Bamboo Palm can reach heights over 20 feet. In homes, however, these palms will typically stay a more manageable 10 feet in height.The stalks are often clustered and reach about an inch in thickness. From the stalks, numerous palm fronds sprout, with a multitude of glossy, green pinnate (feathery) leaves. These leaves arch downwards and have ample spread, ranging from 4-15 feet. They will grow to 4 feet in length.
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