The Parlor Palm is a favorite to most tropical indoor palm trees owners, they’re beautiful and give that tropical feel in their homes that most are looking for.
This palm, native of the dense rain forests of Mexico and Guatemala, and is one of the best indoor palm trees and exotic house plants chamaedorea elegans, tolerating crowded roots and low light levels it's almost the perfect house plant.
These are great indoor palm trees if you don’t know much about growing palm trees they’re hard to kill off.
Since the lower leaves can fall from the plant as it does like most palm trees it makes it easy to know which ones to prune.
On the older palms most of their foliage grows on the top of these great palm trees out of their bright green stems.
The tropical parlor palm can grow five to eight feet tall but is usually kept smaller because they are mostly grown indoors so they are pruned back quite a bit to control the size of them.
Growing very slowly, this pale green, single-stemmed palm is most effective when potted three or more to a container. They are also great as accent palms with flowering shrubs, tropical ground cover plants, or flowers circled around them.
Chamaedorea Elegans the Perfect Indoor Palm Trees
If you are looking to add a tropical touch to your home these Parlor Palms are perfect for that!
These palm tree types will bring the look of the tropics into your home with very little effort and what’s great is that they are slow growers with is perfect for an indoor tropical house plant, you wont have to worry about it outgrowing its space.
This picture above of the Chamaedorea Elegans
The Tropical Parlor Palm is a common tropical house plant easily grown, also known as the Parlour Palm, Chamaedorea Elegans or the Good Luck Palm.
This palm trees species is considered to be a medium size to small palm trees which are perfect for grow in your home or “parlor” as this plant got its name.
Growing Palm Trees Indoors
These indoor house plants varieties need a lot of care so when you are going to prune your palm be very careful.
I you wanted to you can cut them back to about 2 inches of the soil don’t worry they will still grow back even fuller than ever with multiple shoots. Just prune to your discretion and it should be fine.
Do not over fertilize as its roots are very sensitive and don’t use tap water the chlorine and fluoride will cause brown spots or the tips to turn brown. Its best to put water in a container let it sit a day or two so that these chemicals evaporate out of the water making in safe and clean for this sensitive plant.
The most common house plant pest is the red spider mites can become a major problem if not controlled. this can be done with either by taking the plant out side, spraying it down thoroughly then wiping id down placing the blades of the fronds between a soft cloth then from the center grab hold and pull away drying it off while removing the bugs.
When watering the soil make sure you let it dry out before watering again don’t over water.
Fertilize at the beginning of spring and towards the end of summer with either a stake feeder or I often use the miracle-gro shake and feed, it works great to grow a full, lush and green palm tree.
The Chamaedorea elegans is considered to be low light house plants yet very common house plants don’t like direct sunlight and does better with an indirect filtered light