The Parlour Palm is 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.
- Light Requirement: 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.
- Repotting: Annual
- Ultimate indoor height 1-1.5m. Slow growing