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Ernest August's Palm - Understory Fishtail Palm - Live Plant in a 10 Inch Pot - Chamaedorea Ernesti Augusti - Rare Ornamental Palms from Florida

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    This Chamaedorea from rainforests between southern Mexico and Honduras has large, bifid leaves reaching to 60 cm (24 in.) long by 30 cm (12 in.) wide, giving it a unique and special appearance. As an easy-care and low-light-tolerant plant, it is suitable for home, conservatory, or as an understorey palm in the warm temperate to tropical garden. Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti is easily recognizable and unlikely to be mistaken for any other palm. Its larger bifid leaves make a bold statement in groups or as a single. It is equally effective as a attention getting palm in the garden or as a container plant. It is widely cultivated and usually easy to find in the specialty nurseries. There are several variations and sizes of the leaves, with the largest and most sought after being the form originating from Belize and northeastern Guatemala. Warm, sheltered and moist. The cold tolerance on this Palm is about 30 deg F. However the maximum height of this palm is only 6 feet tall, making it perfectly suited for a potted specimen that can be moved indoors if necessary during the cool winter months. Potted specimens respond well to patio conditions due to the constant fresh air. Trees kept indoors tend to get less air circulation.

    1. Warranty

    All Wekiva Foliage plants come with a 30 day warranty. If your plant is damaged during delivery, please contact us within 48 hours.

    2. Shipping Restrictions

    Unfortunately we are unable to ship plants to CA, AZ, HI, and PR.

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    Please be aware of extreme cold or hot weather at the time of purchase. We ask that customers take responsibility for products ordered during extreme weather events.

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    Over 50 Years In The Foliage Industry

    Wekiva Foliage is located in the heart of Wekiva Springs in Apopka, Florida. We have been specializing in growing landscape and indoor plants for over 20 years and have been in the foliage industry for over 50 years.


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