Cat Palm, aka Chamaedorea Cataractarum, which has other names such as Cascade Palm, or Cataract Palm, is a small palm tree native to Southern Mexico and Central America. It features green cane-like leaf stems and glossy, dark green pinnate leaves with long thin leaflets. The Cat Palm has a clump-forming growth habit and often forms large and dense clumps upon maturity.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
Allow the top quarter of the soil to dry before watering again. This usually takes about 3 - 4 days in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier!
Cat Palms don’t need repotting very often, on average it is only required once every three years. Spider mite loves all palms, give your palm a shower every once a while or when you see them will keep them away.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.