Chamaedorea Metallica Palm, Miniature Fishtail Palm - Plant

Chamaedorea Metallica Palm has foliage with a dark metallic blue green sheen like the colour of gunmetal. This single stemmed palm has leaves in the shape of a chalice or fish s tail being simple, undivided and notched at the tip.
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About Chamaedorea Metallica Palm

Chamaedorea metallica, is native to Mexico. This palm has a foliage with a dark metallic blue-green sheen hence the common name Metallica Palm. This palm is usually planted in a group of two or three. This is slow growing small palm that is perfect for small landscapes.

It can also tolerate low lights making it perfect for indoors.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Metal Palm, Metallic Palm, Miniature Fishtail Palm, Dwarf Fishtail Palm.
Maximum Reachable Height This palm can slowly grow up to 5-10 ft tall and 1-5 ft wide.
Flower Colour It produces small red, purple or orange flowers that grow in a branched inflorescence.
Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate.

Planting and care

  • Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
  • They need soil-based potting compost and should not be repotted unnecessarily.
  • They are sensitive to chemicals and will be damaged if you expose them to aerosol sprays.
  • If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm.
  • Chamaedorea Metallica Palm care

    Metallic palm thrives in moist, humus rich soil and is tolerant of alkaline limestone soils. Naturally undemanding for nutrients, metallic palm responds very well to regular applications of palm fertilizer.
    Metallic palm grows naturally in the understory of dense forests, and is tolerant of deep shade and low light conditions.

    Sunlight Partial shade to Shade. Tolerance to low light conditions make this palm perfect for growing indoors.
    Watering Water the plant until the soil is evenly moist. Do not over water the palm plant or leave it sitting in water. Check often to be sure that the plant is draining properly.
    Soil Chalky, Loamy, Sandy soil : moist but well-drained.
    Temperature They can handle a winter rest in cooler conditions, not less than 50 F. (10 C.). They do tolerate central heating.
    Fertilizer Feed your palm regularly during the growing season. If possible, use a palm fertilizer, which will contain all the micro nutrients and extra potassium and manganese. Potassium deficiency is especially common in palms—it shows up in yellowing or brownish fronds.

    Chamaedorea Metallica Palm special feature

    Palms tend to lend themselves to creating shadows and reflections. You can stand a palm in an alcove that is lined with a mirror and create stunning effects. If you put one on each side of a fireplace, it’s even doubly stunning. The shadows cast by the palm’s fronds can pattern a plain wall. Spotlights can create good strong light for bold shadows.

    These are quite dramatic. Don’t position spotlights too closely because this generates too much heat for the palm to withstand. Finally, lighting the plant from below can cast shadows onto opposite walls and even the ceiling.

    Chamaedorea Metallica Palm uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When to repot parlor palm?

    Repotting of a parlor palm plant should be done in spring when the roots have spread to the pot thoroughly.

    When to feed parlour palm?

    Feed them with a basic fertilizer every month or two.

    Why is my parlour palm turning yellow?

    Yellowing of leaves may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    When to water parlour palm?

    No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch.

    When to repot parlour palm?

    Repotting of a parlor palm plant should be done in spring when the roots have spread to the pot thoroughly.

    What does a parlour palm look like?

    The beautiful, attractive and delicate appearance of the Parlour Palm is made up of light green fronds about 8in / 20cm long that have a dainty like texture

    Are parlour palms safe for cats?

    parlor palms are non-toxic to cats and dogs.

    What soil for parlour palm?

    Nutrient rich and well-drained soil

    Can you propagate parlour palm?

    Yes you can propagate parlor palm by dividing one of the clumps of stems

    How long do parlour palms take to grow?

    it just won't grow very fast. Even with sunlight, the parlor palm is a slow grower, often taking years to reach its full height of 3-4 feet tall.

    How to repot parlor palm?

    Find Right Size Pot for your plant, look for a container that's about 2 inches (5 cm) larger than the one the plant is currently in. Make the potting mix - Contents: Soil (60%), Cocopeat (20%) and Vermicompost (20%) Place a small amount of soil in the bottom of the new container. do not disturb the root ball of the plant, keep as it is in the pot. Carefully set the plant in the new container. If the bottom of the plant is not level with the rim of the pot, remove it and add a little more soil. Keep doing this until the plant is level with the rim. Water the plant.

    How much water does parlour palm need?

    water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch (Approx. 150 ml)

    Do parlour palms flower?

    Yes, parlor palms flowers.

    How often water parlour palm?

    water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch (Approx. 150 ml)

    What to feed a parlour palm?

    Feed your parlor plant once a month with any organic NPK rich fertilizer

    How tall do parlour palms grow?

    This palm typically grows to about 4 feet tall indoors

    How to grow parlour palm?

    Light These are considered low-light palms, They prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Soil This palm will grow well in almost any soil—sand, loam, or clay. It does not tolerate salty soil. Water Like many palms, parlor palms are sensitive to overwatering and cannot tolerate being waterlogged or sitting in saturated potting mix. Ideally, keep moisture at an even level. Err on the side of slightly too dry rather than overwatering. Water when the top 1 inch of the soil feels dry. Yellow fronds will indicate the plant needs more water. Temperature and Humidity The parlor palm prefers room temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees F. It can tolerate a low of 50 degrees but will die with a frost. Keep it away from cold drafts near windows, vents, and outside doors. Fertilizer Feed with any organic fertilizer once or twice during the growing season and not at all during the winter. The plants are light feeders.

    Why is my parlour palm turning brown?

    Lack of moisture can also cause brown leaf tips in a parlor palm. Since parlor plams like humid enviornments but not soggy soil, you will need to mist the air around the plant every so often. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.

    Can parlour palms be grown outside?

    Yes you can grow parlor palm outside

    Why is my parlour palm turning white?

    Bugs like spider mites and mealybugs feed on the leaves of parlor palm plants. The mites can also cause the white color of leaves.


    Monday, 20 January 2020

    Got the plant in excellent shape. Looks great!

    Subbarami reddy

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    can I grow absolutely indoor or outdoor? or partly indoor or outdoor?

    Mahesh Prakash

    Friday, 22 November 2019

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