Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Blushing palm, Red leaf palm, Flame Thrower Palm

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Chambeyronia Flame Thrower





New Caledonia Island (E. of Australia)

Cold Hardiness: 

24-26 degrees F.

Trunk type:

Clean woody trunk; it will hold on to some green near the crown.  Medium sized diameter 8-10 inches (approximately).

Leaf type:

Very fat and thick pinnate leaves.  10-12 feet   long.


Solitary (single palm).



Speed of growth:



20-25 feet

Soil requirements:

Rich + good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Partial sun or filtered light inland, can take full sun right on the coast.

General Description:

This is a must have in the garden.  It is one of the most beautiful palms in the world.  It has a magnificent red emergent leaf and purpleish colored petioles.  It is a easy grow in Southern California.

Other Notes:

This palm can vary a little as there a different forms.  Some have a variegated crown (known as the "watermelon form"), some maintain an entire leaf for a longer period of time (known as "houailou").  Any of these varieties are equally beautiful.

Further Data:


Palm for sale/Availability:

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Link to Article on Chambeyronia

 Click here to read this article; lots of photos



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