Plant Care Cat Palm

Cat Palm

3.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Cat Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly
Cat Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily


Chamaedorea cataractarum

What other plant parents say

Cat Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Cat Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Cat Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Cat Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Cat Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Heather avatar on Greg, the plant care app
Torrance, CA
Rating of the plant Cat Palm named Harmony by Heather on Greg, the plant care app

This guy is so finicky. Too much light, not enough, look at it wrong and the tips start to brown. It’s safe for pets which is def a plus but it was not happy in my south facing room. Maybe it will be…

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How to care for Cat Palm


How often to water your Cat Palm

Water needs for Cat Palm
0.5 cups
every 12

Cat Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cat Palm

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Cat Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cat Palm: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cat Palm may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cat Palm in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cat Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cat Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cat Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Cat Palm

Cat Palm

Cat Palm

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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