Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)

The term ‘Bamboo Palm’ has been applied to several palm species because of their resemblance to genuine bamboo. What each of the ersatz bamboos features in common is multiple smooth stems interrupted by horizontal rings. Over time Chamaedorea seifrizii probably … Continue reading

The Clumping Ptychospermas

Of the palms suitable to cultivation in southern Florida, the genus Ptychosperma is among the most successful.  Its 30 or so species are Asian in origin, native mostly to New Guinea and Australia.  Though they’re primarily rain forest species, some, such as … Continue reading