Chamaedorea elegans
Chamaedorea elegans
Parlour Palm

Chamaedorea elegans



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Chamaedorea elegans lives up to its Latin name - it is effortlessly elegant and enhances any surrounding in which it is placed. The fronds with the slim, pointed leaflets, are borne on slim stems and arch gracefully. Also known as the Parlour palm it is one of the most popular indoor plants because it is so easy to care for and in return purifies the air in the room.

Parlour Palms are native to the rainforest floor in southern Mexico and Guatemala. They were introduced to Britain in the 1800s and became fashionable in the Victorian era, displayed in greenhouses or parlours (hence the name). It is a recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence.

  • Pot size: 14cm (5½in)
  • Height and Spread: Potentially H: 1.5-2.5m (4ft 9in-8ft) x W: 1-1.5 m (3ft-4ft 9in) after 10-20 years
  • Soil: Well-draining, loam based potting compost
  • Position: Bright, indirect light (sun will scorch leaves)
  • Non-toxic
  • Air purifying
  • Please note, the pot cover featured is not included

This palm likes bright light but not direct sunlight. Water when the soil has nearly dried out (to avoid root rot), do not water during the winter. Give it two or three liquid feeds in the growing season and mist the leaves regularly. Protect from draughts.