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Parlour Palm

Chamaedorea elegans

Also known as

Dwarf Mountain Palm, Good-Luck Palm

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Overview

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.

Common problems

It can also suffer from false smut on the leaves.

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed

Sow at a temperature above 25ºC.

Special Features

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Uses

Use as an architectural specimen grown in containers for patios in urban settings or indoor settings such as conservatories or glass houses.

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