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Chamaedorea elegans

Parlour palm

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Key information

Plant type

General houseplant

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage


Half hardy

Skill level


Chamaedorea elegans

Plant details

The parlour palm is a popular foliage houseplant that will add a touch of elegance to your displays. Tiny yellow flowers occasionally appear from spring to autumn, followed by small black fruit. Found growing in the wild in Mexico and Guatemala, it enjoys a bright spot, shaded from full sun. Water freely during the growing season and feed monthly. During winter, keep on the dry side. Plants can be potted on in spring.

Family: Arecaceae

Genus: Chamaedorea

Species: elegans

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 180cm

Spread: 90cm

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