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Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti - Tuna Tail Palm

Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti - Tuna Tail Palm (Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti - Tuna Tail Palm)

This is my Tuna Tail palm which I've had for quite a few years. It grows slowly and needs a lot of shade to look its best. Photo taken March 4, 2018.

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It has lovely ribbed leaves .

5 Mar, 2018


Yes, the fronds are gorgeous! It's a very ornamental palm for pretty shaded areas.

6 Mar, 2018


It certainly is . No doubt it not hardy but is tropical.

6 Mar, 2018


It's a beautiful palm and very similar to Chamaedorea metallica (Metallic Palm), which is smaller. I have both.

6 Mar, 2018


It is a beauty . I ve just taken a look at the Chamaedorea metallica agree it does look very much like it.

7 Mar, 2018


The fronds are smaller and more shiny, though. The stature is much smaller. I have some that are almost 6' (2 m) tall. I purchased them around 1995.

9 Mar, 2018


I think it nice having different sizes yes I did notice one was more shiner than tge other it dine well for its age then in your weatger.

9 Mar, 2018


Chamaedorea metallica does have metallic, shiny fronds.

11 Mar, 2018


Yes I can slightly see a shine on it perhaps its the light when taking a photo .

12 Mar, 2018

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