Think about a quintessential indoor floral arrangement and the gorgeous green fronds of the parlour palms come to mind. From its name, it easy to recognise the parlour palm is best positions in the living room, welcoming your guests with its slender trunks and natural bright green foliage. If you are one with not much of a green thumb or very much busy that you can forget to water your plants once in a while, the parlour palm can be your best friend.
The plant is native to Guatemala and Southern Mexico. Very unfussy, they are adamant and will survive even in the most unfavourable conditions. They look best in living rooms and offices either hanged as part of a string garden or placed on a tray. Their easy care feature and slow growth makes them a great gift for non-gardeners. The parlour palm is also an efficient air purifier.
- Other names: Parlour palm plant is commonly called Neanthe bella palm, Collina elegans or Chamaedorea elegans.
- Planting environment: Grow the parlour palm as an indoor ornamental plant, especially areas where guests are entertained.
- Sunlight: The plant likes to be placed in low light with some exposure to the morning sun.
- Watering/Soaking: Soak the moss ball 3/4th in water for 5 minutes once in two weeks or when the soil feels dry. It is often safer to underwater the plant than getting it soggy.
- Misting: Mist the plant only once a week.
- Fertilisation: Feed your parlour palm once a month during its growing season.
- Temperature: It thrives best in temperatures between 68 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature below 60 degrees Fahrenheit will cause the plants to have delayed growth.