Chamaedorea (known as Parlour Palm and scientifically as Chamaedorea elegans), is a lovely beautiful plant from the Arecaceae family, originating in southern Mexico and Guatemala. Chamaedorea palm has slender slim appearance with dark green leaves and light stems, which grows slowly. Chamaedorea is a suitable plant for indoor due to its shade tolerance and low light requirement. Chamaedorea is native to the tropics of the America’s continent and has more than 100 species. The height of Chamaedorea’s species are very different and vary from about 30 cm to 2 meters. Nowadays, this plant is grown all over the world. Follow us to learn more about Chamaedorea.
Around the world, different species of Chamaedorea are grown which have different sizes.
As we have said, Chamaedorea palm is a suitable plant for indoor due to its shade tolerance and low light need.
This plant is also an excellent air purifier for your home.
This plant, unlike many other plants, indirect sunlight improves the color of its leaves.
For these reasons, we suggest you, flower and plant lovers, to buy this hardy plant to freshen your living space.
The interesting thing about this palm is that it is very similar to Areca palm, but you can distinguish the two plants by carefully looking at the shape of the leaves.
To irrigate a Chamaedorea palm, you must first check the condition of the soil surface.
When the soil surface was semi-dry or semi-wet, it is a good time to irrigate the plant.
It is recommended to water this plant twice a week in summer and once every five days in winter. However, depending on the plant’s environment, it is better to check the moisture of soil by yourself, then water (it should be noted that watering more than three times a week will lead to dry the plant.)
After watering, water must come out of the pores under the pot;
Just be careful if your pot either does not have a base or has a plate under it, you should not allow water to accumulate under the pot and empty it regularly.
It needs low to moderate light and is somewhat resistant to shade.
Indoor lighting especially east and north windows are suitable for the Chamaedorea plant.
In general, the Chamaedorea palm is the most shade-tolerant among palms, and is considered as shade-loving houseplant.
The best temperature for keeping this plant is the normal temperature of the house environment (about 22 to 25 Celsius degrees).
If the ambient temperature exceeds the stated temperature, the water spray on the leaves should be increased.
In general, it is better to keep this plant in a cool place to avoid green dry.
Do not expose this plant to cold winds, especially gas coolers.
Making an island under the plant creates the best moisture for it. Installing a cold fumigator will also help to provide moisture for this plant
The suitable soil for Chamaedorea palm is light and well-drained soil (including: half leaf soil and half garden soil).
Suitable fertilizing for this plant is once a month, during the growing season, with NPK fertilizers that have all the necessary minerals for the plant.
Chamaedorea is propagated in two ways:
1- Propagation by underbrush:
First, divide each plant into two or more separate sections (separate it with its underbrush root and be careful not to damage the other roots!) And plant each of them in a separate pot.
You can also seprate cuttings which are close to the mother plant (when they reach a height of about 20 cm).
To separate the underbrush, remove the mother plant from the pot, and with a sharp tool, cut from the connection area and plant them in a pot that has more sand than the soil of the mother plant.
After transferring to a new pot, water the cuttings and do not allow the soil surface to dry more than 5 cm (deep) between irrigation.
2- Propagation by seeds:
Chamaedorea palm is also propagated by seeds, but it is not possible to propagate by stem and leaf cuttings.
If you would like to have a new Chamaedorea plant, it is better to visit our Website and buy a new Chamaedorea instead of propagating the plant.
Propagation of Chamaedorea by sowing seeds is such that you can supply the seeds of the plant, then plant these seeds in a shallow pot with germination soil and keep them relatively moist so that the seeds germinate and grow.
As your plant gets older, if the old leaves become dry and wrinkled, remove them with garden shears to keep your plant beautiful.
Chamaedorea palm grows slowly; It does not become that large and the pot should be replaced every other year.
This plant also has a weak roots with little growth, so when propagating, you must be careful not to damage the roots.
If you observe the decomposition of the plant’s soil and find the spongy state of the soil, if you do not intend to change the pot, just remove the plant from the pot and change the soil.
To change the pot, you have to wait until the plant grows enough, and if the pot doesn’t have enough space for the plant to grow, let the soil dry, then tap the bottom and walls of the pot a few times to get the plant out of the pot easily.
Prepare a larger pot than the previous one and fill it with fresh soil, then plant the plant in it.