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Parlor Palm Tree

Rare Parlor palm tree in the wld

The Parlor Palm Tree, scientific name Chamaedorea elegans, is native to Guatemala. It is a small slow growing palm great for small gardens. It is also one of the best indoor plants. This palm is very easy to grow and maintain. New shoots may appear at the base of the plant and give it a dense appearance, and may also be used for propagation.

Parlor Palm Tree Info

Scientific name: Chamaedorea elegans

Common names: The Parlor Palm Tree is also known as Parlour Palm, Neanthe Palm, Table Top Palm, Neanthe Bella.

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: It is native to Guatemala.

Appearance: Parlor Palm Tree grows up to 6–10 ft tall with slender, cane-like stems that are ringed with leaf scars. It has dark green, pinnate leaves about 18-24 in length that is divided into opposite pairs of leaflets.

Flowers/Fruits: In early spring it produces small yellow flowers. Male and Female flowers are borne on different plants. Flowers are followed by small round green fruits that turn black when ripe.

Growth Rate: Slow. This palm can slowly grow up to tall 5 – 10 ft and 1-5 ft wide.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both. This palm can grow indoors.

Cold Tolerance: This palm is cold-hardy and can tolerate cold down to 25F. It is great for USDA Zones 9b (25 to 30 F) to 11 (above 40 F).

Light Req: Partial shade to Shade.

Water Req: Moderate. Grows best in moist well-drained soil.

Maintenance: Easy. To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during the growing season.

Propagation: Propagated by seeds.

Top Benefits Of The Parlor Palm Tree

  1. Air Purification: Parlor palms are known to purify the air by removing toxins, contributing to a healthier living environment.

  2. Low Light Tolerance: These plants can thrive in low light, making them perfect for indoor settings or areas with limited sunlight.

  3. Low Maintenance: Parlor palms require minimal care, which is great for those who aren't naturally green-thumbed.

  4. Pet Friendly: Unlike many houseplants, parlor palms are non-toxic to pets.

  5. Humidity Tolerance: They can handle a higher humidity level, ideal for bathrooms or kitchens.

  6. Long Lifespan: With proper care, these plants can live for many years, providing a long-lasting addition to your home.

  7. Versatility: Their elegant appearance allows them to fit into various decor styles.

  8. Promotes Well-being: Being around plants can improve mood and reduce stress levels.

  9. Small Size: Their compact size makes them ideal for small spaces, like apartments or offices.

  10. Noise Reduction: Plants can help absorb sound, reducing noise levels in a room.

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