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Description

A gorgeous little palm which, as the name suggests, takes on a black or metallic colour when grown in a dark location.

 

Origin

Mexico.

 

Form and size

Small, solitary palm to 1m with age.

 

Preferred habitat

Best as an indoor plant.  Will grow outdoors in warm, sheltered gardens in Auckland and Northland.  Outdoors plant in heavily shaded locations.

Growth rate

  Slow

Outdoors

  Yes

Indoors

  Yes (no direct sunlight)

Wind

  Low tolerance

Sea winds

  No tolerance

Sun

  No tolerance

Dryness

  Low tolerance

Frost

  Light frost only

Chamaedorea metallica

Metallic Palm

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