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A picture of a Parlour Palm

Parlour Palm

Chamaedorea spp.

Also known as

Chamaedorea

Starr 080117-2235 Chamaedorea elegans by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Overview

The genus Chamaedorea contains approximately 104 rhizomatous, evergreen palms typically grown for their foliage. Originally from tropical and subtropical areas in the Americas, this genus consists of small palm species with thin stems and large, highly divided foliage, forming many leaflets which fan out attractively. They are an extremely popular houseplant due to their leafy appearance and tolerance of low light levels, having evolved as understory plants in rainforests. Flowers are small and discrete, coloured yellow, borne on long inflorescences and leading onto orange or red drupe fruits.

Common problems

Propagation

Seed

Special Features

Attractive leaves

This plant is valued for its pinnate leaves, which resemble a fish's tail.

Indoor plant

Pot plant

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