Dwarf Mountain Palm, Good-Luck Palm
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Chamaedorea elegans is commonly grown for its slender-stemmed foliage. This rhizomatous, evergreen palm originates from tropical and subtropical areas in the Americas. It has highly divided foliage, forming many leaflets which fan out attractively. This plant is an extremely popular houseplant due to the lush green leafy appearance and its tolerance to low light levels. Tiny yellow flowers are borne on erect panicles between spring and autumn, followed by spherical black fruits. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Generally not harvested.
Sow at a temperature above 25ºC.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Use as an architectural specimen grown in containers for patios in urban settings or indoor settings such as conservatories or glass houses.
It can also suffer from false smut on the leaves.