Chamaedorea elegans - Neanthe Bella Palm

Chamaedorea elegans - Neanthe Bella Palm

Aquatopia Conservatory
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Chamaedorea elegans                      

kam-ee-DOR-ee-uh ELL-eh-ganz

Common Names: Parlour Palm, Bella Palm, Neanthe Palm, Good Luck Palm, Love Palm, Victorian Palm

Family: Arecaceae

Origin: Mexico to Guatemala

Growth: Clumping

Light: Low - medium

Foot Candles: 100 - 200

Water: Keep evenly moist

Humidity: 30%+

Temperature: 20°C - 30°C

Soil: Well draining potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter, living wall

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Seed or splitting

Interiorscape Use: Filler plant, living walls, employee personal plant

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaves may brown in direct sunlight or strong drafts. 

Comments: The most common palm to be grown indoors. The plant got its common name from the Victorian era, where they could be found in almost every homes parlour. It is a naturally dwarfed species and tolerant of indoor conditions. Often confused with Bamboo and Areca palms, which grow much larger.

Toxicity: Safe.