Plant Care Cat Palm
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Cat Palm

4.0 out of 5 (25 experiences)

Cat Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Cat Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Taxonomy

Chamaedorea cataractarum
Chamaedorea
Arecaceae
Arecales

What other plant parents say

Cat Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 15
Cat Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Cat Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 10
Cat Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
Cat Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Cat Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Cat Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Cat Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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@Blairular
Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Cat Palm named Lola by Blairular on Greg, the plant care app
04/08/2021

Beautiful, but high maintenance. This one is happy with us and has been putting out a lot of new shoots, but I’ve had to put in the time to make it happen. Daily misted and lots of water, plus consta…

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@Heather
Los Angeles, CA
Rating of the plant Cat Palm named Harmony by Heather on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

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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@Beastlyblak…
Logan, UT
Rating of the plant Cat Palm named Sad palm by Beastlyblake25 on Greg, the plant care app
06/30/2021

Browns so easy and is a pest magnet. I got spider mites and chopped the plant all the way back and changed the soil. No pests yet but wow is it slow growing. Save yourself the trouble

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@Junglevision
Hanover, NH
Rating of the plant Cat Palm named Havana by Junglevision on Greg, the plant care app
06/06/2021

Hard to keep from tips turning brown but love this plant so much! So pretty.

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@Nikkiz
West Chester, PA
Rating of the plant Cat Palm named Catty by Nikkiz on Greg, the plant care app
06/19/2021

Such a temperamental plant🙄

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@Oliwia
Wadebridge, England
Rating of the plant Cat Palm named cat palm by Oliwia on Greg, the plant care app
05/24/2021

very easy to look after!!

How to care for Cat Palm

Water

How often to water your Cat Palm

Water needs for Cat Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Cat Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 🏡.

Nutrients

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:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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