Plant Care Parlour Palm
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Parlour Palm

4.4 out of 5 (254 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 120
Parlour Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 84
Parlour Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 72
Parlour Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 60
Parlour Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 55
Parlour Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 19
Parlour Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 13
Parlour Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
Plantdadsam avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Katya by Plantdadsam on Greg, the plant care app
06/27/2021

I’ve had my plant for nearly two years now and nearly killed it about a year ago because I wasn’t thinking straight. I replanted it into a pot that I had painted inside and out, without realising tha…

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_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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@Tatianamoss
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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Nostalg.iia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Willow by Nostalg.iia on Greg, the plant care app
06/22/2021

I do not recommend this plant for beginners, it is a very fussy plant and it is difficult to keep it alive. If you decide to buy this plant, get a more mature one as it will be much easier to salvage…

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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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Dumbbubbled avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Parlour Palm named Lester by Dumbbubbled on Greg, the plant care app
06/15/2021

This plant used to sit in our basement with no sunlight and barely watered and last very long, it’s does brown easily without proper care but with proper care it grows very big and green. Requires a …

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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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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 located in Columbus, OH.

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.

Plant care guide for Parlour Palm in Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH

88% High

Growing Parlour Palm in Columbus right now

Light needs for plant Parlour Palm in Columbus, OH

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Columbus is currently high 📈.

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 Parlour Palm in Columbus, OH

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 6.3% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Columbus is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Columbus is expected to decrease by 6.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.1 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Parlour Palm in Columbus, OH

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Columbus is getting an average of 10.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.7 total hours of dayl…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Columbus, OH ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Parlour Palm thrive 🌿!

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.

When to repot Parlour Palm

Nutrient needs for plant Parlour Palm in Columbus, OH

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 28th, 2021

The growing potential in Columbus is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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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 your location in Columbus, OH, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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