4.4 out of 5 (400 experiences)
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.
Also known as
Neanthe Bella Palm and Parlour Palms
How to care for Parlour Palm
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 San Francisco, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 4th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in det…
December 4th, 2021
San Francisco is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to decrease by 24.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy…
December 5th, 2021
This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 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 San Francisco, California ⛅.
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.
December 4th, 2021
The growing potential in San Francisco 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…
What other plant parents say
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.