Chambeyronia Macrocarpa. Flame Thrower Palm
The Chambeyronia Macrocarpa or Flame Thrower Palm is so called as new emerging leaves are often highly coloured in shades of red,orange, scarlet, purplish red through to a bronzy purple. The colour does fade after around 2 weeks however with mature leaves being a deep bluish green. In habitat mature specimens can grow up to 5m tall with 8-10 large beautifully re-curving feather leaves comprising of thick ,widely spaced shiny leaflets making up the perfectly round crown. The solitary trunk is grey to greenish grey with widely spaced light coloured rings. The crownshaft bulges at its base and is a deep emerald green.
Slow growing, this exotic and sought after palm is suited to growing in containers as an indoor palm which can be placed outside in summer, but winter protection is necessary.
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CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA. Flame Thrower Palm.
Latin Name: Chambeyronia Macrocarpa.
Common Name: Flame Thrower Palm, Red Feather Palm, Red Leaf Palm.
Native to: New Caledonia.
Hardiness: Frost tender.
Growth Characteristics: Very robust palm, with pinnate bluish green re-curving leaves up to 8-10ft on mature specimens long. Leaflets on a single plane. New leaves are highly coloured. Solitary trunk with swollen crownshaft. Easy to grow
Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Rich. Well drained soil.
Moisture: Water regularly. Keep moist. Do not allow to dry out.
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