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Chamaedorea Metallica Palm, Miniature Fishtail Palm - Plant

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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?

    When Parlor palm overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot and preferably in June-July.

    When to feed parlour palm?

    Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    Why is my parlour palm turning yellow?

    The main reasons of leaves turning yellow are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to water parlour palm?

    1. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 2. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    What does a parlour palm look like?

    Parlour palm belongs to Arecacea family having beautiful, attractive and delicate appearance. Light green fronds about 20 cm 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?

    Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.

    Can you propagate parlour palm?

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

    Do parlour palms flower?

    Yes, Parlor palms flowers.

    What to feed a parlour palm?

    Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    How tall do parlour palms grow?

    This palm typically grows to about 4 feet tall indoors

    How to grow parlour palm?

    Parlor palm is grown by seeds and division 1. Sunlight-At least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Why is my parlour palm turning brown?

    The main reasons of leaves turning brown are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Can parlour palms be grown outside?

    Yes, you can grow parlor palm outside where at least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is available.

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