Plant Care Parlour Palm

Parlour Palm

4.4 out of 5 (400 experiences)

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

About Parlour Palm

Parlour Palm is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 6739 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Parlour Palm likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Parlour Palm belongs to the chamaedorea genus, and is native to Mexico to Honduras.

⚠️ Parlour Palm is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Chamaedorea elegans
Chamaedorea
Arecaceae
Arecales

Also known as

Neanthe Bella Palm and Parlour Palms

How to care for Parlour Palm

Water

How often to water your Parlour Palm

Water needs for Parlour Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Parlour Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Growing Parlour Palm in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Parlour Palm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 4th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Parlour Palm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.7% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 26.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.7 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Parlour Palm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 7.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of …

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

December 4th, 2021

The growing potential in Philadelphia is very 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 bes…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Parlour Palm is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Parlour Palm

Parlour Palm

Parlour Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Parlour Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 191
Parlour Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 132
Parlour Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 113
Parlour Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 96
Parlour Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 93
Parlour Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 34
Parlour Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 17
Parlour Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 13
Opheliaio avatar
@Opheliaio
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 229 XP
globe Norton, Massachusetts
12/03/2021

make sure you keep your parlour palms humid and well-watered! they can dry out easily and perish. mine is doing fine but i have to keep a constant eye on her.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Krisza avatar
@Krisza
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 74 XP
globe New York
11/30/2021

My cat snacks on this guy all the time and it’s resilient! Beautiful leaves.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Eagle avatar
@Eagle
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 100 XP
11/28/2021

This app states that this plant is toxic to pets and should contact poison control if ingested. This is wrong and the ASPCA lists:

Additional Common Names: Miniature Fish Tail Dwarf Palm, Good Luck Palm, Bamboo Palm
Scientific Name: Chamaedorea elegans
Family: Palmae
Toxicity: Non-Toxic to Dogs, Non-Toxic to Cats

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Cocoqueen avatar
@Cocoqueen
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 73 XP
globe Madison, Wisconsin
11/08/2021

Give it good sunlight

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Missjazzage avatar
@Missjazzage
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 690 XP
11/05/2021

Have been struggling to keep this one happy since I acquired it. Didn’t start off well as I know I didn’t give it as much water as it needed and my cats had a field day chewing the leaves. Top leaves browned easily. Could be a case of not sitting in the right location.

Browns easily Browns easily
Bellatrecca avatar
@Bellatrecca
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 69 XP
10/29/2021

kinda tough

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Elaine avatar
@Elaine
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 156 XP
globe Arlington, Massachusetts
10/28/2021

A cat friendly and beautiful plant. Does well with filtered light.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Lukady avatar
@Lukady
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 182 XP
globe Salt Lake City, Utah
10/24/2021

it looks nice since the stems are so many that it looks lush and thick but it's higher maintenance and the leaves aren't too elegant.

Browns easily Browns easily
Mintybobcat avatar
@Mintybobcat
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 606 XP
10/20/2021

Not that interesting

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Suzannah avatar
@Suzannah
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 196 XP
globe Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
10/19/2021

This plant currently lives in my bathroom, on a window sill with no direct light. It seems to cope well with my sporadic watering (when I remember too!). No issues with browning leaves as per other comments I’ve seen. Survives well in this environment when other plants really haven’t!

Survivor Survivor
Cindy2016 avatar
@Cindy2016
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 123 XP
globe Indianapolis, Indiana
10/19/2021

Adds elegance to any room.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Cindy2016 avatar
@Cindy2016
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 123 XP
globe Indianapolis, Indiana
10/19/2021

This plant just looks so elegant. Adds a beautiful ambiance to my living room.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Earthling.olive avatar
@Earthling.olive
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 572 XP
10/09/2021

My parlour palm was one of my first ever plants!! It is very tolerant of light as I have experimented a lot with it, it grows very fast, and it is fairly sturdy. The only down side is that with any direct light, the leaves will burn. The leaves brown very easily and will also show the chlorination of the water in its leaves. They’re also very prone to pests so spraying frequently with been oil and checking the leaves is a must.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Jenlcolon0825 avatar
@Jenlcolon0825
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 568 XP
globe Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10/01/2021

Easy to care for, grows very full

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Bigshe64 avatar
@Bigshe64
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 700 XP
globe Ephrata, Pennsylvania
09/29/2021

Keep out of direct sun

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Corbeaumortis avatar
@Corbeaumortis
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 72 XP
09/28/2021

Can be pretty sensitive, but if watched over well, the foliage is beautiful

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Nubiangoddessjayda avatar
@Nubiangoddessjayda
leaf-1 82 Plants
xp 2,553 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
09/27/2021

My parlor palm is two mini plants put together had to hang them high because my cats where having a feist with the leaves but as far as that I love him

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Lvl500 avatar
@Lvl500
leaf-1 70 Plants
xp 3,758 XP
09/26/2021

I have had this Parlour Palm since March/ April. It’s positioned in a room with a south facing window, a meter away from the window. I repotted it since purchasing. I know Parlour Palms are hardy as I work at a place where they have not been well cared for. What I do know they do not like direct sunlight. The leaves brown when exposed to direct sunlight.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Darren avatar
@Darren
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 199 XP
globe Reading, England
09/21/2021

Nightmare plant to keep happy. Leaves brown easily. Haven’t worked out whether it’s too much or little water (hopefully this app will help), or whether it’s too much or too little light!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Coco avatar
@Coco
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 64 XP
09/17/2021

Great plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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