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!
How to care for Chamaedorea oblongata
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 Memphis, Tennessee.
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January 26th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
January 24th, 2023
Memphis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to increase by 24.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.6 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
January 26th, 2023
This month, Memphis is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 7.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of dayl…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.
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.