About the product
Commonly called parlor palm or neanthe bella palm, is a small, compact, usually single-trunked palm that is native to rainforests from southeastern Mexico to northern Guatemala. Where winter hardy, it will rise to 1,80 m tall in shady areas of the landscape. As a houseplant, this palm usually grows to 1,20 m tall and is particularly noted for its dense, attractive foliage, compact shape and easy maintenance. Handsome, arching, green pinnate leaves, with 12 or more pairs of narrow leaflets per leaf, lend a tropical flair to indoor locations. Clusters of yellow flowers in loose spirals may bloom in spring if enough light is present. Black fruit is attractive when it appears.
Winter hardy to Zones 10-12 where it is easily grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils in filtered sun/part shade to shade. Avoid direct sun. Best growth occurs in moist shady locations. Site in locations protected from strong winds. In cooler climates, this palm is an extremely popular container plant for homes, offices or malls. Plants adapt very well to the limited light and controlled temperatures which are often present in indoor locations. Protect indoor plants from full sun and dry air (especially if moving containers outside for summer). Use a peaty, soil based potting mix. Best in bright filtered light. Keep soils uniformly moist and fertilize once per month during the growing season. Reduce water applications and stop fertilization in winter. Do not prune unless removing an entire frond or stem.
Where winter hardy, it is grown as an accent for shady areas in frost free locations around the home. Container plant. Where not winter hardy, it is commonly grown as a houseplant. It survives indoors often with little exposure to natural light.
Commonly placed in offices, homes and malls as a specimen or in small groups.
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Genus - Chamaedorea
Species - elegans
Common name - Parlor Palm
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 12
Height - 0.60 -1.80 m
Spread - 0.60 - 0.90 m
Plant type - Houseplant, palm
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Part Shade - Full shade
Growth rate - Slow
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Sand, Well Drained
Water requirements - Average Water Needs
Landscape uses - Exotic houseplant. Commonly placed in offices, homes and malls as a specimen or in small groups.
Bloom season - Spring
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow
Soak in warm water for 24 hours.
Sow 8-10 mm deep. Water regularly, dont let the soil to dry out.
Keep in shady position at +18-+20c. Germination can take several months (be patient).