Caring for your Parlour Palm
A truly delightful miniature palm that's perfect for indoors
Parlour Palms (Chamaedorea elegans) have been a favourite plant for indoor decoration for centuries. Even today, with its soft fern-like fronds and ease of care they are still a terrific plant for modern interiors. Parlour Palms are very compact so they are perfect for displaying on a desk or coffee table – it is sometimes called the table top palm. While very hardy and well suited for indoor growing, you can also enjoy your Parlour Palm in a bush-house or shady garden position
Did you know? Chamaedorea elegans was widely grown in the 19th century and used extensively to beautify many a Victorian "parlour' hence the name Parlour Palm.
Keep your Parlour Palm in a position where it will receive bright filtered light. Close to a window is best. A little direct sunlight in the morning is OK, but try to avoid direct afternoon sun which can make the foliage pale.
Water the plant thoroughly once per week or as required. Water less often in winter.
If the plant has been left dry for an extended period, revive it by soaking the whole pot in a container of water for 10 minutes or so.
Feed in spring and late summer/autumn with a slow release fertiliser. In addition, soak the potting mix with a liquid fertiliser once a month to keep the plant in top condition.
Archontophoenix 'al-bang' cross Chamaedorea elegans (Parlour)
Chamaedorea seifrizii (Bamboo) Chamaedorea atrovirens (Cascade)
Dypsis lutescens (Golden Cane)
Orders must be received in writing prior to 31st March for Spring delivery.
Surplus stock may be available but we can not guarantee we will have stock that has not been pre ordered.