Cataract Palm | Chamaedorea cataractarum | Large Floor Plant

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The Cataract Palm, also commonly called the “Cat Palm” is native to the America’s, specifically Central America and southern Mexico. This plant is considered a rheophyte, meaning that in nature it has adapted to growing alongside or under moving water, in river beds or streams. Cat Palms also make great indoor plants, and will thrive when provided with an adequate light source and moderate humidity.

Average Size

(Including Nursery Pot)

10" Nursery Pot: 30" H x 20" W

Care Guide


The Cataract palm will prefer medium to bright indirect light. This palm requires more sunlight than other varieties and it will not do well in low light, however, harsh, direct light should also be avoided.

Water and Soil

The Cataract palm prefers to be kept lightly moist. This plants soil should never become soggy or waterlogged. To guard against this, be sure to allow the very top layer of soil to dry between waterings. This plant needs a well-draining yet absorbent growing medium. A mix amended with peat, perlite, coco coir, and fine bark or coarse sand would work well.

Temperature and Humidity

This palm will prefer indoor growing temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees F. This palm loves humidity, and would appreciate a pebble tray, humidifier, or being placed in a bathroom or kitchen.

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