4.4 out of 5 (414 experiences)
About Parlour Palm
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!
Also known as
Neanthe Bella Palm
How to care for Parlour Palm
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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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January 30th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
January 30th, 2023
Pittsburgh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 38.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per…
January 27th, 2023
This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 5.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 10.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of …
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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.
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.
What other plant parents say
These plants can grow to be massive plants and all the leaves on these look so well all together. I found that these plants can brown quite easily but with high humidity, filtered water and no direct sunlight they will love it
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
Toxicity: Non-Toxic to Dogs, Non-Toxic to Cats
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!
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.
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.