Chamaedorea elegans

Chamaedorea elegans

Parlour palm

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Chamaedorea elegans
  • Common name: Parlour palm
  • Family: Arecaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, Houseplant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

The parlour palm, Chamaedorea elegans, is a popular houseplant grown for its attractive light green fronds. On NASA’s list of 50 Indoor plants that clean the air, it’s fantastic for filtering and purifying stagnant air, and is a popular choice for growing in the work place. Tiny yellow flowers occasionally appear from spring to autumn, followed by small black fruit.

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Chamaedorea elegans is found growing in the wild in Mexico and Guatemala. For best results, grow in houseplant compost in a bright spot, shaded from full sun. Water regularly during the growing season and feed monthly. During winter, keep the compost on the dry side. Repot pot-bound plants in spring.

How to grow Chamaedorea elegans

  • Plant size

    1.8m height

    90cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Chamaedorea elegans and wildlife

Chamaedorea elegans has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Chamaedorea elegans poisonous?

Chamaedorea elegans has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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