Palm: Cat

Cat palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum), also called cascade palm or cataract palm, is known for its elegant fronds that grow from a cluster of slender green stems. This lush tropical houseplant grows best when planted in well-draining soil and kept in a place with bright, indirect light and temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. Cat palms can take up to 10 years to reach their mature size of around three feet tall when grown indoors. Big and beautiful palm leaves help bring your tropical paradise to life.


Botanical Name Chamaedorea cataractarum
Common Name Cat palm, cascade palm, cataract palm
Plant Type Tropical
Mature Size Up to 3 ft. tall indoors, 6-8 ft. tall outdoors
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Soil Type Well-draining
Soil pH Neutral
Hardiness Zones 
Native Area Mexico, Central America
Pet-friendly? No