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Parlor Palm in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Chamaedorea elegans

 

Parlor Palm

This is a very common palm found for sale in garden centers. It is sold as a very small plant or very large, up to 6'. It is easy to grow. Grow in bright, filtered light. It needs moist soil, allowing it to dry slightly between waterings, especially in winter. Needs no pruning, except to remove dead branches.

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plant Features
  • Parlor Palm likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Parlor Palm likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Parlor Palm is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Parlor Palm likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Parlor Palm

Latin name

Chamaedorea elegans

type

Palm

family

Arecaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Parlor Palm likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Parlor Palm is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Parlor Palm likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Parlor Palm likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Parlor Palm is 0.50meters x 1.80meters 0.50 M 1.80 M

Chamaedorea elegans

This is a very common palm found for sale in garden centers. It is sold as a very small plant or very large, up to 6'. It is easy to grow. Grow in bright, filtered light. It needs moist soil, allowing it to dry slightly between waterings, especially in winter. Needs no pruning, except to remove dead branches.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Any decent potting mix will suffice (soil or soilless). If growing as a houseplant, keep in mind that these are not demanding for the grower when it comes to providing enough light. Any shaded type room will suffice with indirect sunlight.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Some will sprout yellow flowers after a few years of growth and produce seeds, however, the seeds are not likely to grow future plants.

 
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