Gardening Tips How to Care for Chamaedorea Elegans

Chamaedorea Elegans are commonly referred to by various names such as Parlor Palms and Neanthe Bella palms. They're very easy to grow inside. This article will give you a few tips.

Gardening Tips How to Care for Chamaedorea Elegans

Chamaedorea Elegans are commonly referred to by various names such as Parlor Palms and Neanthe Bella palms. Although its native habitat is found in rainforests, the plant is very easy to grow inside your home. This article will give you a few tips.

Light

Your Chamaedorea Elegans will grow best if you place it in bright, filtered light. You can also put it in a location where it will receive light from the morning sun. Beware that the plant's foliage will become bleached if it receives light from the afternoon sun. The plant should have dark green foliage.

Water

You need to grow Chamaedorea Elegans in moist soil that drains well. The amount of light that your plant gets will determine how much water it needs. If you provide too much water a number of problems can occur such as dropping leaves and root rot.

Conversely, providing too little water can also cause problems. The tips may turn brown and new growth may be pale.

Feeding

You don't have to provide Chamaedorea Elegans with too much food. During the spring and summer, the plant should only be fertilized on a monthly basis. It is best that you provide fertilizer every two or three months during the winter months.

Growth

Chamaedorea Elegans typically don't grow over four feet in height. Also, most plants don't grow more than three feet wide, so space shouldn't be an issue when growing indoors. However, pests such as mealy bugs and spider mites can become a problem even indoors, so you'll need to be on the lookout for them.

These are a few tips for growing Chamaedorea Elegans or Parlor Palms. It's best that you grow it in bright filtered light or the morning sun. Make sure that the soil drains well and you provide enough water based on the amount of light that the plant receives.

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