Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Green spikes with tiny spheres
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Dioecious


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Posted by plantladylin (Southeast Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 20, 2017 12:33 PM

Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans) is a compact, single trunk palm native to the rainforests of Mexico and Guatemala. It attains heights of 4 to 6 feet in bright, semi-shady, moist locations and as the lower fronds die and fall off, the attractive green stem comes into view.

The Parlor Palm is a popular house plant, often sold as groups of seedlings or small plants, close together in the container. It is a slow growing palm and more drought tolerant that other varieties. Although the Parlor Palm prefers the bright light and medium humidity levels of rainforest conditions, it seems to adapt very well to the lower light and lower humidity situations found in homes and offices. The plant should be kept away from direct sun which will burn the foliage. Although the flowers are not very interesting, if they plant is provided enough bright light, it may produce a panicle of yellow flowers in the spring.

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