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Chamaedorea elegans
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Zone
Zones 16, 17, 22-25, 27, H2
Partial SunNo Sun
Partial, Shade
Regular Water
Moderate

Chamaedorea elegans

Parlor Palm
Arecaceae (Palmae)
Palms and cycads

CHAMAEDOREA

Generally small, slow-growing feather palms from Central and South America. Some have single trunks, others clustered trunks. Leaf shape is variable. Good in pots on shaded patio or lanai, in ground on north side of buildings. Some types do well as houseplants.

Chamaedorea elegans

Single-stemmed species. Outdoors, grows 6 to 10 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide. Often called parlor palm, this is the best indoor chamaedorea, growing very slowly to an eventual 3 to 4 ft. as a houseplant. Tolerates crowded roots, poor light. Douse tops with water occasionally, feed regularly, groom by removing old leafstalks. Repot every 2 or 3 years, carefully washing off old soil and replacing it with good potting mix. Plant three or more in one container for effective display. Often sold as Neanthe bella.

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