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Parlor Palm

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  • Easy-To-Grow Palm
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 24-30 inches
  • Pet Safe

Parlor Palm is a favorite among most houseplant enthusiasts. It is extremely low maintenance and easily fits into any interior decor. The long fronds of dark green are elegant. This houseplant has been popular since the Victorian period, when no front parlor was complete without potted plants of some sort. Also known as Chameadorea elegans, it tolerates lower light and humidity levels than just about any other houseplant. 

Best Locations For Growing Parlor Palm

Parlor Palm can adapt to any corner of the room. Unlike other tropical houseplants, bright lighting and high humidity can cause problems like root rot and sunburns. Parlor palm prefers to be placed in the room and left alone. Do not fear if your pets nibble at Parlor Palm's long fronds. This is not considered a toxic plant.

Parlor Palm Plant Sunlight Requirements

Low-light conditions are perfect for this tough houseplant. Bright direct or indirect light causes the leaves to burn and die back. This plant will grow well in a north- or east-facing window where few other plants can survive.

Parlor Palm Care

Parlor Palm is a reasonably slow-growing plant that does not have a robust root system. When roots begin to grow from the bottom of the pot, transplant this palm to a pot one to two sizes larger with fast-draining indoor potting soil. Repotting is not needed often. Prune off dead or dying leaf stems regularly to help keep the plant healthy. If many of the leaves begin to turn brown from the tips, this could mean that the plant is being overwatered or needs a pot with better drainage.

Watering Parlor Palm

This is a plant that thrives on neglect and prefers to dry out in between waterings. Feel the soil once a week. The top 2-3 inches of soil should feel dry before watering. Make sure to empty any water collected in the saucer after 10 minutes. Parlor Palm does not like to have waterlogged soil for any amount of time. Misting for humidity is not required, although if you do, ensure the soil is dry first.

Feeding Parlor Palm

Parlor palm is a light-feeding plant and does not require fertilizing more than once or twice during the active growing season. In the spring, feed your plant with a balanced liquid houseplant food. Use the formulation at half the recommended strength, and make sure to soak the soil well. Another application around the end of summer is all parlor Palm requires for healthy growth during the fall and winter.

Parlor Palm Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 24-30 inches
Mature Spread: 18-24 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Brown
Flower Shade/Description: Brown Inflorescence
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green, Glossy
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Parlor Palm
Other Name(s): Neanthe Bella Palm
Scientific Name: Chamaedorea elegans
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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