Costa Rica Bamboo Palm
This moderate-sized palm forms dense clusters of thin, green, cane-like stems that can reach up to 6 m (20 ft.) tall but usually stay much shorter. The crowns hold many dark, glossy green, pinnate leaves. While generally similar to the more commonly seen Bamboo Palm, Chamadorea seifrizii, it grows larger, with longer leaves and has a much more luxuriant appearance. It is native to rainforests from Panama north to Honduras where it grows from tropical 600 m (2000 ft.) to decidedly chilly altitudes at 2300 m (7500 ft.). In cultivation it does great in the tropics as well as in most warm temperate areas where it has no trouble with an occasional light freeze. It also does exceedingly well indoors and can cope admirably well with low humidity and lack of light.