Parlor Palm – Chamaedorea Elegans

The Parlor Palm, scientifically known as Chamaedorea elegans, is a classic and elegant palm species cherished for its graceful fronds and resilience as a houseplant. Native to the rainforests of Southern Mexico and Guatemala, the Parlor Palm has become a favourite choice for indoor environments due to its adaptability to low-light conditions and its ability to thrive with minimal care.

The Parlor Palm features slender, arching fronds that emerge from a central trunk-like stem, creating a compact and symmetrical appearance. The fronds are composed of numerous small leaflets arranged in a feather-like pattern, giving the plant a delicate and lush appearance. Parlor Palms are relatively slow-growing and typically reach a height of 2 to 4 feet when grown indoors, making them suitable for tabletops, shelves, or as floor plants in smaller spaces.


SKU: PRLR-0 Category:

Additional information

Pot Size

17cm, 9cm

Approx Height (incl pot)

30cm, 65cm

Common Name

Parlor Palm

Latin Name

Chamaedorea Elegans


Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch, and allow any excess water to drain away. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Reduce watering frequency in the winter when growth slows down.


Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid over-fertilizing, as it can lead to fertilizer burn and damage the plant.


Parlor Palms prefer moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing a humidifier nearby, or setting the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Avoid placing the plant near heating or cooling sources that can dry out the air.

Light Requirements

but can also tolerate some levels of shade, indirect light, Prefers bright


Maintain a warm environment with temperatures between 18-27°C. Parlor Palms are sensitive to cold drafts and temperature fluctuations, so avoid placing them near drafty windows or doors.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed

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