Parlor Palm- Chamaedorea elegans

Parlor Palm- Chamaedorea elegans

Want to create that lush tropical vibe to your home? The Parlor Palm is one of the best beginner's choice plants to create such an ambiance. With its wonderfully graceful and luxuriant fronds that are easy to maintain and grow, it's no surprise it's been a household favourite since the Victorian era.

General Care

Sunlight

Prefers bright indirect light but can tolerate low indirect light.

Water

Water every 1-2 weeks, allow top 3cm of soil to dry out between waterings.

Humidity

Normal to higher humidity.

Soil

Well drained soil or peaty soil-based potting mix for indoors

Common Problems

Parlor palms are vulnerable to being over loved. Fungal leaf spots and root rot can occur from moisture issues such as overwatering.

Symptom

Yellow fronds

Cause

Underwatering

Symptom

Brown leaf tips

Cause

Overwatered or over-exposed to sunlight

Precautions

This plant is not toxic to pets and has air-purifying qualities. Breath deep.

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  • 1. Drainage

    Place a single layer of drainage screen directly over the drain hole.

  • 2. Pot setup

    Once you have chosen the location for your pots, place four pot feet on the ground and position the pot on top.

  • 3. Potting mix

    Cover the piece of drainage screen with a good quality potting mix and fill the pot to the desired level and gently compact in layers.

  • 4. Plant it

    Carefully remove the plant from its nursery pot. Put the plant in your prepared garden pot, ensuring the potting mix soil sits at the same level as the soil in the nursery pot.

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