A very common indoor palmtree, it is resistant to low humidity and shade. Plant in group for nicer show.
Parlor PalmScientific Name: Chamaedorea elegans Mart.
Synonym: Neanthe bella, Collinia elegans
Size: Very slowly to 5 feet (1.5 m)
Min. Temperature: 25°F (-4°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Shade
Origin: Southeastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize
Germination: Easy from fresh seeds.
5 to 12 dark green leaves, 20 to 40 leaflets narrower at the connection with the leafstem.,
Up to 30 inches long (75 cm).
Trunk: Ringed with old leaf scars, and sometimes aerial roots.,
0.3 to 0.6 inch in diameter (7.5 to 15 mm).
Flower: Yellow flowers with petals joined at their tips, separate male and female plants.
Flower stalk coming from among the leaves, erect, up to 32 inches (80 cm).
Fruit: Black when ripe.
0.25 inch in diameter (0.6 mm).
round, sometimes thin petals are persistant.
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