Plant Care Parlour Palm
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Parlour Palm

4.4 out of 5 (184 experiences)

Parlour Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Parlour Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Neanthe Bella Palm and Parlour Palms

Taxonomy

Chamaedorea elegans
Chamaedorea
Arecaceae
Arecales

What other plant parents say

Parlour Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 89
Parlour Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 59
Parlour Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 58
Parlour Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 43
Parlour Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 42
Parlour Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 16
Parlour Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 9
Parlour Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
_gnomad avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Freddy by _gnomad on Greg, the plant care app
03/16/2021

When this little guy arrived in the mail, I gave him time to acclimate to the apartment(2 days) then watered him. While Parlor Palms do okay in shaded areas, its probably best to keep them near a goo…

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Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Audrey by Tatianamoss on Greg, the plant care app
06/12/2021

I really want to love this plant but it gets crispy so quickly. I live in a dry state, so the leaves dry up pretty fast. It’s in a bright room and does not get direct light. I had one of these before…

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@Sparklepipsi
Temescal, CA
Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Sad Palm by Sparklepipsi on Greg, the plant care app
02/19/2021

I haven’t quite figured out how to make these guys happy yet ... they seem to be extremely sensitive to both under and overwatering, and I have yet to find the balance (though hopefully Greg will hel…

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@Dloslund
Lake Stevens, WA
Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Palm by Dloslund on Greg, the plant care app
02/17/2021

Pet friendly and looks cute in an office! But it’s a little temperamental. If you give it the right care it won’t give you any problems, but I am on my 2nd or 3rd so it took some practice. It really …

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@Cmmnsnse
Pinellas Park, FL
Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Quelly by Cmmnsnse on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

Quelly Woo is often mistaken for more of a backup to the “stars” who are more well known, but this silent star is more likely to steal the show. Quelly is largely self sufficient and can assert himse…

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Sunnyplantmom avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Kahula by Sunnyplantmom on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

I absolutely love my parlour palm. It’s easy maintenance and grows beautifully. It has tripled in size since I first got it. It can brown if it gets too much sun. So that’s something I would watch ou…

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@Veltheimc
Willimantic, CT
Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Terra by Veltheimc on Greg, the plant care app
03/29/2021

Love love love this plant. I’m a big fan of tropical plants but live in and temperate climate so it can get cold in the house. This plant has grown so well even in the cold house and continues to thr…

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Shaeshae avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Bella by Shaeshae on Greg, the plant care app
05/02/2021

Tolerant of dry soil, but not dry air. Managed to dry out my first one with lack of a humidifier (really need one for this tropical plant when living in dry weather such as here in Las Vegas)! 🏜

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Oklahoma City, OK
Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Tree by Hondeydragonwithplants on Greg, the plant care app
06/04/2021

little seeds will start to grow around the base of your plant. don’t be alarmed. i’m not sure if that was common knowledge but i was scared somethibg was wrong 🤣

Gemwarnes avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Gissin by Gemwarnes on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

It’s difficult to know when they want water as they usually have dry soil. However, it’s great for oxidation and from, my experience, not a needy plant at all

How to care for Parlour Palm

Water

How often to water your Parlour Palm

Water needs for Parlour Palm
0.5 cups
every 12

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 Parlour Palm

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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 Parlour Palm in your home

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

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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Parlour Palm in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Parlour Palm

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

Care Summary for Parlour Palm

Parlour Palm

Parlour Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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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