Chamaedorea elegans ‘Neanthe Bella’ – Parlor palm –


Chamaedorea elegans ‘Neanthe Bella’

interior plant

C. elegans – Collinia elegans – Neanthe Bella – Parlor Palm – Mexican Dwarf Palm – This species is a popular house plant. It is a slender stemmed palm from Mexico and Guatemala and grows 3-10′ feet tall and 3-6′ feet wide. It produces terminal tuft of pinnate, rich green fronds, 18-24″ long, composed of 21-40 linear to lance shaped leaflets. Insignificant yellow flowers are borne in erect, simple or branched panicles, 8-12″ long, from spring to autumn, followed by small spherical black fruit. Tolerates low light levels and degrees of neglect.

‘Bella’ – is dwarf growing to 3′ feet tall and is more compact tuft of leaves and flowers freely.

Indoors grow in soilless potting mix in bright filtered or indirect light, shaded from hot sun. In the growing season, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly, water sparingly in winter. They are tolerant of occasionally drying out.

Zones 14-15