Plant Care Chamaedorea oblongata

Chamaedorea oblongata

About Chamaedorea oblongata

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 oblongata

How to care for Chamaedorea oblongata


How often to water your Chamaedorea oblongata

Water needs for Chamaedorea oblongata
0.5 cups
every 12

Chamaedorea oblongata needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Los Angeles, California.

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 Chamaedorea oblongata

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.

Plant care guide for Chamaedorea oblongata in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

56% Medium

Finding light for Chamaedorea oblongata in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chamaedorea oblongata: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Chamaedorea oblongata 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..️

Los Angeles, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Chamaedorea oblongata

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chamaedorea oblongata: 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 Chamaedorea oblongata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Chamaedorea oblongata

Chamaedorea oblongata

Chamaedorea oblongata

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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