Most Chamaedorea make their way into bouquets as a filler but why hide the beauty of this little plant when it can shine all on its own. Originating from South America these little parlour palms are easy to grow indoors as they tolerate very low light levels so thrive in the home or the workplace. They were popular in Victorian times when they would be displayed in parlours. As exotic plants brought from far off lands indicated you had some money to spend, they would help to show off to the neighbours and visitors what your status was. This guy is also on the NASA list for best air purifying plants so will keep your home cleansed whilst looking fabulous!
The Chamaedorea is a great plant if you have pets as it is non-toxic to cats and dogs. Find out what other plants you can have with your beloved pets.
I’m not just pretty, I am pet friendly too!
So from the Victorians to NASA to our four-legged friends, everyone loves a parlour palm.
Keep out of draughts and away from radiators. Happy in shaded areas and avoid direct bright sunlight as this will scorch the leaves. Water sparingly in winter and more frequently in summer. Do not let the plant stand in water.
Bathroom, High humidity, Light spaces
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Medium plants (up to 40cm)
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Chamaedorea elegans, Parlour Palm, Neanthe Bella Palm