Light These are considered low-light palms, They prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Soil This palm will grow well in almost any soilâ€”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.