Chamaedorea 'Douglas Delight'

Douglas Delight Hardy Palm

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Item #: 9688

Zones: 8b to 10b, at least


Height: 72" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Chamaedorea 'Douglas Delight' is a rare cross of two cold hardy Mexican species of chamaedorea palm, Chamaedorea radicalis and Chamaedorea oreophila, created by its namesake, California's Dick Douglas. In appearance, Chamaedorea 'Douglas Delight' resembles true non-trunking Chamaedorea radicalis to 6' tall (slightly taller in tropical climates). Unlike Chamaedorea radicalis, however, the hybrid produces inflorescences that project above the foliage; male spikes occur in clusters with several at the same node, along with pendent seed clusters. Chamaedorea 'Douglas Delight' has been reliably winter hardy in plantsman, Scott Ogden's Austin, TX garden, where it was only slightly damaged when the temperature dropped to 17 degrees F and didn't rise above freezing for 36 hours. We thank Scott for sharing seed.