Parlour Palm - Chamaedorea Elegans Houseplant
The Parlour Palm was popular with the Victorians and remains a firm favourite. An elegant plant, easy to look after, with excellent air purifying qualities. They are undemanding in terms of light, water, temperature, humidity and feed, making them perfect for those of us that like low-maintenance room-mates.
Chamaedorea elegans has bright green leaves on slender, arching stems. The leaves are pinnate, meaning it has feathered leaflets arranged on either side of the stem. With the Parlour Palm, these leaflets form opposite pairs and there can be as many as 40 leaflets on each leaf. Small yellow flowers appear on mature plants if they have sufficient light. Chamaedorea elegans also has the Latin name Neanthe bella. Its common names are Parlour Palm and Dwarf Mountain Palm.
Chamaedorea elegans - Parlour Palm Care & Info Guide
- Light: Shade tolerant. Brighter, indirect sunlight will encourage flowering.
- Water: Water once the soil begins to dry out. Do not overwater and ensure the plant has proper drainage to prevent root rot.
- Temperature: Average household temperatures above 18°C. Needs a minimum of 10°C in winter and at night.
- Humidity: Can tolerate some dry, indoor air, but does better with a little extra humidity and will appreciate the occasional misting with lukewarm water, which will also help keep the leaves free of dust. Brown leaf tips are an indication that the plant is not getting enough humidity.
- Feed: Feed with a weak solution every few weeks during the growing season. Do not feed during the winter.
- Air Purifying: This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.
- Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate indoor height of 1-1.5m. Slow growing.
Origin: Mexico and Central America.
Size: 12cm Pot - 40-60cm height.