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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
dwarf mountain palm parlour palm
Chamaedorea pulchella Neanthe bella
Chamaedorea are evergreen palms with slender, solitary or clustered stems bearing large leaves which may be pinnate or shaped like a fish tail; insignificant flowers are borne in panicles or spikes below the leaves, followed by small fruits
C. elegans is an evergreen palm, with slenderly stalked, pinnate leaves to 60cm in length, with up to 40 linear leaflets. Tiny yellow flowers are borne in terminal panicles, only on mature plants
Mexico to Guatemala
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing or North-facing
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a loam free compost in full light but with protection from strong sun. In the growing season water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Water sparingly in winter
Propagate by seed sown at a temperature of no less than 25ºC
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Prone to glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects and thrips
False smut may attack leaves
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