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Chamaedorea elegans

Common Name(s):
Neanthe bella palm, Neanthe palm, Parlour palm
Cultivar(s):
'Bella'
Category:
Trees
Comment:

One of the most sought after indoor palms because it thrives in interior conditions that other plants cannot tolerate.  They need very little light and low humidity levels.  This plant has been shown to remove indoor air pollutants.  Overwatering can be a problem so be sure to let soil dry out between waterings.  Repot only when necessary, like when it becomes root bound as this plant does not like to be disturbed.

Red spider mites and mealybugs are potential insects that can cause problems. Misting and cleaning with a damp cloth can prevent or remove these from the plant. 

It is also known as Neanthe bella or Collinia elegans.

Height:
2 feet
Flower:
Does produce yellow flowers after a few years of growth which is rare for indoor palms.
Habit:
upright, vaselike
Texture:
fine
Form:
bushy appearance
Growth Rate:
slow
Leaf:
Light green fronds about 8in long that have a dainty texture
Tags:
low light, houseplant, interiorscape, palm, house plant

NCCES plant id: 2926

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