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!

Taxonomy

Chamaedorea oblongata
Chamaedorea
Arecaceae
Arecales

How to care for Chamaedorea oblongata

Water

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 San Diego, 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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

Plant care guide for Chamaedorea oblongata in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

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Growing Chamaedorea oblongata in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Chamaedorea oblongata in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Chamaedorea oblongata in San Diego, California

Sunlight will increase by 24.5% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

San Diego is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to increase by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.7 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Chamaedorea oblongata in San Diego, California

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of da…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Diego, California ⛅.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Chamaedorea oblongata

Nutrient needs for plant Chamaedorea oblongata in San Diego, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 22nd, 2023

The growing potential in San Diego is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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Care Summary for Chamaedorea oblongata

Chamaedorea oblongata

Chamaedorea oblongata


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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