Chamaedorea tepejilote
Pacaya Palm, Tepejilote palm

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 Chamaedorea tepejilote, the tepejilote palm





Mexico and Central America

Cold Hardiness: 

25-26 degrees F.

Trunk type:

Single trunk, although there is a suckering form 

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape), glossy green, with a yellow stripe on the ventral petiole.


Solitary (see trunk type).


Easy, but doesn't like sun.

Speed of growth:



To about 15 feet plus

Soil requirements:

Good draining, on the moist side

Sun Requirements:

No direct sun.  Prefers coastal filtered light areas.  Make sure this species doesn't "grow" into the sun, where it will have trouble.

General Description:

A fast growing, desirable and tall Chamaedorea with prominent rings on a rather husky trunk.  Long leaflets that are dark green. Looks good in multiples.  Makes a nice houseplant.

Other Notes:

Identifying mark is the yellow stripe on the petiole.

Further Data:

Recommended: Chamaedorea Palms, The Species

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