Radicalis palm

Chamaedorea radicalis | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

A hardy, rugged-looking palm, radicalis palm is nonetheless a charming addition to beds, and is excellent for providing shade for other plants. Commonly known as simply the radicalis palm, its foliage comprises arching mid-green pinnate leaves with long, lance-shaped leaflets. After a few years, it develops a small trunk from the remains of old stems. A spring bloomer, it produces yellow blossoms that are hardly noticeable and are replaced by tiny black fruit in autumn. Radicalis palm thrives in well-drained slightly acidic soil and is happiest in partial shade. Tender in frost, it is best to nurture under glass initially, before transplanting. Some light pruning is helpful but not essential.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.5 - 2
Spread [m]
  • 1.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Arching
  • Single stemmed
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z8-11
Heat zone
  • H11-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -12 - 4
Heat days
  • 0 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Partial shade
  • Full shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Exotic, house plants & other
  • Exotic
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
  • Show-offs
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Shade
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years