Growing guide

How to grow chamaedorea

The parlour palm (Chamaedorea elegans) is a tried-and-trusted houseplant with elegant green foliage that creates a lush, tropical look. These iconic tropical palms have the added advantages of being very easy to grow, compact and long lived.

Quick facts

  • One of the easiest houseplants to grow
  • They like indirect light, but will also cope in light shade
  • Parlour palms are slow growing and don't need repotting as often as many other houseplants
  • Keep at 10–27°C (50–80°F), ideally with moderate humidity
  • Usually 30–60cm (1–2ft) tall (depending on age) and slow growing, so needs little space

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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