Parlor Palm
Scientific Name: Chamaedorea elegans Mart.
Synonym: Neanthe bella, Collinia elegans
Chamaedorea elegans

Size: Very slowly to 5 feet (1.5 m)
Min. Temperature: 25F (-4C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Shade
Origin: Southeastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize
Germination: Easy from fresh seeds.
Leaf: Pinnate, 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.
Seed: round.

A very common indoor palmtree, it is resistant to low humidity and shade. Plant in group for nicer show.

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