Chamaedorea elegans, Parlour Palm - Plant

This palm tree, with its long, graceful feather-shaped fronds, will add a tropical feel to your home and is especially well suited for screened patios and atrium.

What makes it special:
  • Best air purifier plant.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Low maintenance plant.
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About Chamaedorea elegans

Chamaedorea palm is one of the most widely used indoor gardenings for bright interiors. Handsome, arching, green pinnate leaves, with 12 or more pairs of narrow leaflets per leaf, lend a tropical flair to indoor locations. This palm is a small, compact, usually single-trunked palm.

Clusters of yellow flowers in loose spirals may bloom in spring if enough light is present. Plants are dioecious. Leaves 5-8, spreading, pinnate; sheath 8-20 cm long, very obliquely open nearly to the base and tubular only in lower 1/3, short ligule apically on either side of the petiole.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Parlor palm, Neanthe bella palm
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 6 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

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  • Keep the plant in partial sunlight area.
  • Also, keep the plant indoor condition where the 2 to 3 hours of sunlight is available, just avoid the darken area.

  • Soil:
  • Use nutrient rich, well drained, well aereted, and porous potting mix.

  • Watering:
  • Water a plant when the topsoil in pot (5 to 8 cm) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am.

  • Application of Fertilizer:
  • Apply fertilize a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots to the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.

  • Re-potting:
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition.

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    Plant Protection:
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
  • Chamaedorea elegans care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Do not overwater suddenly, check the moisture in the soil first. If too dry then apply water gradually.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Gradually move it to more bright location.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Full to partial sunlight
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Nutrient-rich loamy soil
    Temperature 20 to 35 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer

    Chamaedorea elegans special feature

    Chamaedorae palm is an air purifier indoor plant.

    Chamaedorea elegans uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This is one of the most useful Palms for landscape gardening

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Chamaedorea elegans?

    Chamaedorea elegans is commonly known as Parlor palm, Neanthe bella palm

    How tall do Chamaedorea elegans grow?

    On average Chamaedorea elegans grows Up to 6 feet

    What color are Chamaedorea elegans?

    A Chamaedorea elegans plant bears flowers of color Yellow

    When Chamaedorea elegans blooms?

    With enough light, Chamaedorea elegans may produce Yellow flowers in Seasonal bloomer

    How hard is Chamaedorea elegans to grow?

    A Chamaedorea elegans is Easy

    How much sunlight does a Chamaedorea elegans need?

    A Chamaedorea elegans prefers Full to partial sunlight

    How much water does a Chamaedorea elegans need?

    A Chamaedorea elegans prefers watering Moderately

    What kind of soil does a Chamaedorea elegans need?

    A Chamaedorea elegans prefers Nutrient-rich loamy soil

    What temperature does a Chamaedorea elegans like?

    A Chamaedorea elegans prefers 20 to 35 degree Celsius

    How often should I fertilize my Chamaedorea elegans?

    To encourage Chamaedorea elegans growth, Apply organic fertilizer


    Monday, 16 March 2020

    M vry hapy wid d plants..... its so b ful ...... just want to know how often have to sprinkle water in it..


    Monday, 02 March 2020

    Bit price is high but it s amazing plant, sun is not required only lighting is enough at any conditions even room light is enough for this plant.

    Alnaaz Alifa

    Friday, 21 February 2020

    This plant initially takes time to grow.

    Ankush Garg
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