Cat Palm


The Cat Palm is sure to become a favorite thanks to its lush tropical appearance and dense green foliage. The Cat Palm’s fluffy leaves and short trunk give the feeling of a jungle oasis in your very own home. As one of our fullest plants, this palm is ready to make a statement. The Cat Palm is easy to care for and prefers indirect bright light.

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Details & Care


XXL—42"-48" tall (including recycled plastic Ecopot) Size Guide


No-fuss—Easy Care


Partial/Bright Indirect

Pet Friendly

Yes—Non-toxic and pet-friendly

Air Cleaner

Yes—Releases oxygen and absorbs pollutants

What's Included
  • Healthy plant pre-potted with premium soil
    • Plant size: 42″–48″ tall (including pot)
  • Large Ecopots pot and saucer
    • Pot size: 11.8″ in diameter, 10.25″ tall
    • Saucer size: 10.5″ in diameter
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The Cat Palm offers a vibrant tropical flair without all the maintenance. The long wispy green leaves arch from compact trunks giving it a luxuriant appearance. This Palm grows fuller and bushier as it ages, making it ideal for open spaces. The Cat Palm is low maintenance, which makes for the perfect living room-ready addition or striking office decor. Unlike most palms, the Cat Palm does not need direct sunlight and will thrive in the filtered, indirect bright light found in most homes.

The Cat Palm is found in the forests of Mexico where it lives in the shade of larger trees. Indoors, it prefers bright indirect light. Take care to keep this palm out of prolonged direct sun exposure which can scorch the foliage. Watering when the soil is about halfway dry will keep it thriving for years to come.

Please note: The variation leaf size shape for the Cat Palm may vary.

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Botanical Name

Chamaedorea cataractarum

Common Name(s)

Cat Palm, Cascade Palm, Cataract Palm

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