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Parlour Palm

Chamaedorea elegans

Also known as

Dwarf Mountain Palm, Good luck palm, Palm

Chamaedorea elegans 02 by Pluume321 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Parlour Palm Overview

Chamaedorea elegans is commonly grown for its slender-stemmed foliage. This rhizomatous, evergreen palm originates from tropical and subtropical areas in the Americas. It has highly divided foliage, forming many leaflets which fan out attractively. This plant is commonly known by the name Parlour Palm, it is an extremely popular houseplant due to the lush green leafy appearance and its tolerance to low light levels. Tiny yellow flowers may appear from spring-autumn, followed by spherical black fruits. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Parlour Palm

It can also suffer from false smut on the leaves.

How to harvest Parlour Palm

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Parlour Palm


Sow at a temperature above 25ºC.

Special features of Parlour Palm

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Other uses of Parlour Palm

Use as an architectural specimen grown in containers for patios in urban settings or indoor settings such as conservatories or glass houses.

Container Gardening

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