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Oct 21, 2017 9:08 PM CST
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California, USA
Contained in a batch of random plants, it looks familiar to me, one of the little palms maybe? I can't quite place it, but feels "common"

Hopefully these photos are enough for the experts here!

It currently stands about a foot (30cm) high, multiple shafts at the base, each maybe an 1/8in (3mm) in diameter, 2in (5cm) total collected.

Thanks in advance for any pointers or consideration!


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Oct 22, 2017 11:52 AM CST
Name: Celia
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Looks like Parlor Palm, Chamaedorea elegans.
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Oct 22, 2017 4:19 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
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It's a little early in its life to know for sure, but it looks more like an Areca palm to me.
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Oct 22, 2017 4:39 PM CST
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I have had many Chamaedorea cataractarum come up from seed in my yard. If I was a betting man I would lay money on C. cataractarum.
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Oct 22, 2017 6:10 PM CST
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California, USA
Thank you all! It appears the consensus is that it's a genus /Chamaedorea/

Getting as far as confirmation of the genus is probably enough to dictate how it's treated, if my [limited, very limited] knowledge holds; I remember there's north of a hundred in that taxonomy and they're pretty similar.

In general, as an indoor plant: they like filtered light, moderate watering, and don't want to be overfed in growing season, and not at all in the winter. Fair enough?

Thank you all again! Marking "answered" because I think it's close enough. Thank You!

[edit to add: It's probably diagnostic that it was a throw-in in a super-inexpensive bunch of mostly various Dracaena that I bought in a random bundle because I needed to liven-up my office at work. "Super-inexpensive" probably suggests Areca Palm I think...]
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