Chamaedorea elegans

Parlor palm

Chamaedorea elegans

Parlor palm

  • Small, robust palm
  • Shade tolerant
  • Versatile use
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Description

This small, robust pinnate palm is the most popular and common indoor palm. Chamaedorea elegans comes from the undergrowth of humid forests from Mexico to Honduras, often growing above limestone. The Parlor palm grows with several stems, the slender trunk can reach a height of 3 m in nature. As an indoor and terrarium plant, it remains much smaller.

Chamaedorea elegans grows in any well-drained, slightly alkaline to slightly acid soil. This should be kept moderately moist, can temporarily become a little drier, but should neither dry out completely nor become waterlogged. When the plant is well developed, it can be supplied with a fertiliser for house plants. Cooler wintering is favourable, but not a must; then the parlor palm should be kept a little drier and not be fertilised. The light requirement is low, but a bright position leads to stronger growth.

The Parlor palm or Mexican mountain palm is a tough, shade-tolerant terrarium plant that is well suited to rainforest or humid forest terrariums, but does not require humid environments. As a young plant it will make a pretty accent on the terrarium floor, while old specimens with their elegant leaf tufts on thin stems make an interesting solitary plant, especially in tall terrariums.

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Cryptanthus bivittatus "Brown"
Cultivation options Terrestrial, in well-drained substrate
Growth height Up to 15 cm, spreads close to the ground
Temperature 18 - 26 °C, not below 15 °C
Humidity 70 - 80%
Light requirement Indirect, bright light; can also thrive under less ideal light conditions
Watering Moderate, allow the substrate to dry off between waterings
Fertilization Moderate during the growing season, with a diluted liquid fertilizer every 6-8 weeks
Propagation Offsets (pups) that form at the base of the mother plant
Suitable for Small to medium-sized terrariums, as striking ground cover, for moist terrarium environments
Cultivation options
Terrestrial, in well-drained substrate
Growth height
Up to 15 cm, spreads close to the ground
Temperature
18 - 26 °C, not below 15 °C
Humidity
70 - 80%
Light requirement
Indirect, bright light; can also thrive under less ideal light conditions
Watering
Moderate, allow the substrate to dry off between waterings
Fertilization
Moderate during the growing season, with a diluted liquid fertilizer every 6-8 weeks
Propagation
Offsets (pups) that form at the base of the mother plant
Suitable for
Small to medium-sized terrariums, as striking ground cover, for moist terrarium environments

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