10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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 commonly known by the name Parlour Palm, it 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 from spring-autumn, followed by spherical black fruits. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
It can also suffer from false smut on the leaves.
Generally not harvested.
Sow at a temperature above 25ºC.
Use as an architectural specimen grown in containers for patios in urban settings or indoor settings such as conservatories or glass houses.