Plant Profile – Chamaedorea elegans

Chamaedorea elegans

Chamaedorea elegans is the smallest of my indoor palms. It has very small & slender feathery leaves, dark green with short clumping stems. It is suited to indoors and looks great on a table, grouped amongst other foliage plants, or on its own. 


Chamaedorea elegans


Parlour palm 


Short and slender, with green pinnate leaves, this houseplant is one of the smallest indoor palms. Parlour palm is native to Mexico & Guatemala.


Bright filtered light.


Water when barely moist. Water thoroughly when watering and allow to completely drain (do not sit in water for extended periods). Requires good drainage. 


Height: 0.45-1.2m 

Spread: 45-75cm 


High quality premium potting mix or very well draining soil.


Liquid or slow release fertiliser is recommended to be applied during in the warmer months, choose one suitable for your houseplants and always follow the instructions on the pack for measurements and frequency. This plant doesn’t require fertiliser in the cold of winter. 


Follow the above!  When choosing a pot - pick one with a drainage hole, and use a saucer to catch escaping water. Empty the saucer after watering.  This plant will need repotting only when the roots fill the pot, then repot in Spring

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