Plant Care Varigated Parlour Palm

Varigated Parlour Palm

About Varigated Parlour Palm

Did you know the genus name Chamaedorea comes from the Ancient Greek roots meaning "gift on the ground"? These small palms max out at 20ft/6m tall so their fruits were always easy to grab. They're native to the tropical Americas and these days they're commonly found as houseplants around the world!


Chamaedorea elegans 'Variegata'

How to care for Varigated Parlour Palm


How often to water your Varigated Parlour Palm

Water needs for Varigated Parlour Palm
0.5 cups
every 12

Varigated Parlour 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 Varigated Parlour Palm

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Varigated Parlour Palm in your home

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

Varigated Parlour 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.

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How to fertilize Varigated Parlour Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Varigated Parlour 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 Varigated Parlour Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Varigated Parlour Palm

Varigated Parlour Palm

Varigated Parlour 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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