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Chambeyronia macrocarpa


Chambeyronia macrocarpa

Common Name: Flame Thrower Palm, Red Leaf Palm, Watermelon Palm

Origin: New Caledonia

Height: Up to 45’

Light: Partial to full sun

Water: Moderate


Comments: This palm is part of the understory in the rainforests of New Caledonia. This species gets its common name from the bright red new leaves that can remain red in color for up to 10 days. The crown shaft has a green pattern like a watermelon rind, giving it the name Watermelon Palm. A beautiful palm that makes a great landscape plant.