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Chamaedorea Elegans

Parlour Palm

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Happy in both light & shade
High water requirements
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The pretty, picturesque Parlour Palm – a happy, pet-friendly palm originating from the exotic South American rainforests. It’s botanical name Chamaedorea Elegans describes it perfectly with the term ‘elegans’ being Latin for ‘elegant.’ Incredibly versatile and with an iconic look that is timelessly captivating, the Parlour Palm can look good anywhere and everywhere – from restaurants and museums, to hotels and your own happy home! Decorative pot not included.

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Average Plant Height 20-30 cm
Internal Pot Diameter 9 cm
Botanical Names Chamaedorea Elegans
Other Names Parlour Palm, Parlor Palm
Pet Friendly Pet friendly
Air Purifying Air purifying plant
Water Requirements High water requirements
Light Requirements Happy in both light & shade

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Other Names For Parlour Palm Houseplant

Chamaedorea Elegans, Parlour Palm and Parlor Palm.

Houseplant & Indoor Plant Care

Parlour Palm Care Guide

An evenly moist, but not soggy soil is best for your Parlour Palm. Water less so in Winter. Parlour palms do tolerate a dry air, but significantly dry air will cause the tips to brown.

Parlour Palm Light & Water Requirements

I have High water requirements and I am Happy in both light & shade.

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What is the Parlour Palm Known For?

The Parlour Palm is renowned for its elegant, feathery fronds and its adaptability to low-light conditions. Due to its compact size and resilience, it's one of the most popular palms for indoor gardening and is often used to add a tropical touch to living spaces.

What Is the History of the Parlour Palm?

Parlour Palms have a rich history dating back to the Victorian era, when it gained popularity as a staple in parlours (hence the name). The Victorians adored this plant for its ability to thrive in the less-than-ideal light conditions provided by gas lamps, and it soon became synonymous with sophistication and elegance.

Where Does the Parlour Palm Originate?

The Parlour Palm is native to the rainforests of Southern Mexico and Guatemala. It thrives in the understory of the forest, which is why it can tolerate lower light conditions, making it well-suited for indoor living spaces.

How Do You Care for a Parlour Palm?

Parlour Palms are relatively easy to care for. They thrive in low to moderate light and prefer well-draining soil that is kept evenly moist but not waterlogged. A balanced liquid fertiliser can be applied every 6-8 weeks during the growing season to keep the palm lush and healthy.

Are Parlour Palm Toxic to Pets?

Parlour Palms are considered pet-friendly and are non-toxic to both cats and dogs. This makes them a great choice for households with furry friends. However, as always, it's advisable to keep plants out of reach of pets to prevent accidental nibbling.

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    Ian C.
    April, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Great speedy ordering & delivery. However,...

    Great speedy ordering & delivery. However, the pot I ordered with the plant was delivered completely broken, I guess that can happen, no problem - I dropped a quick email back with a photo asking for a replacement, 2 chasers - no response in 27 days so far. But you keep sending me great offers! I won't be buying anything else, however great an offer until you respond to my request for a replacement. Thanks.

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    Monique H.
    March, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Plants arrived safely and well packaged...

    Plants arrived safely and well packaged Quick delivery service Cheaper than some other UK plant delivery services

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    Rebecca R.
    March, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered

    Absolutely brilliant experience using this website!!...

    Absolutely brilliant experience using this website!! One of the plants I ordered didn't pass quality check, so they immediately emailed me and offered to replace it or refund it, or asked if I'd like to wait for another one. I asked for a replacement and asked them to choose, I got the most gorgeous plant instead!! So happy with the quality and service from this place, will definitely order again!

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    Delyth J.
    February, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Great plants at a good price...

    Great plants at a good price with good delivery. What’s not to like!

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    Anna V.
    February, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Great experience ordering houseplants. The plants...

    Great experience ordering houseplants. The plants all arrived quickly, well-packaged, and they look lovely and fresh.

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    Jeremy R.
    February, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    My Parlour palm arrived very well...

    My Parlour palm arrived very well packaged and looks very healthy. I'm looking forward to seeing it grow and mature. Thank u.

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    Florence R.
    February, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    pretty reliable quality of plants, fast...

    pretty reliable quality of plants, fast shipping and a great range to choose from. I've noticed that some are overpriced compared to other stores but I don't mind paying a little extra for a trustworthy and reliable store

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    Thomas W.
    February, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Very pleased.

    Very pleased. Delivery was easy and quick! Well updated. Package was safe, secure and undamaged. Plants came 100% in tact, no damages or issues. Plants are beautiful. Great selection, fantastic products. Very chuffed!

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    Ben D.
    January, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    5 Stars

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    Ben D.
    January, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    I ordered 7 plants from this...

    I ordered 7 plants from this company a few months ago. I'm happy with three of them, which arrived in good condition and have been healthy since. The others were a bit scratty and despite care still haven't fully bloomed and recovered. One plant arrived very tatty and battered and is still rather disappointing. Especially considering the price, I feel I'd have been much better off ordering from somewhere like IKEA. I did contact their customer service and while attentive I didn't enjoy the over friendly tone, which I found patronising.

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    Fiona R.
    January, 2024
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Brilliant , prompt delivery and great...

    Brilliant , prompt delivery and great quality plants beautiful. Securely packaged great company

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    Alistair C.
    November, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Excellent service and advice on plants...

    Excellent service and advice on plants fast delivery and very well wrapped for delivery, will be shopping for more indoor plants in the near future 👍👍

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    Gabriela D.
    October, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    5 Stars

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    Emma L.
    October, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Carefully packaged, plants in great condition...

    Carefully packaged, plants in great condition and arrived really quickly

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    Kyle S.
    September, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Plants arrived well packaged

    Plants arrived well packaged, fresh and in perfect condition. A great quality service. Thanks very much.

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    Jackie P.
    September, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Plenty of choice on the website....

    Plenty of choice on the website. All arrived watered and packaged unbelievably well, so much care taken. All healthy and all very happy in their new home (As am I), thank you

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    Jane C.
    September, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Lovely fresh plants

    Lovely fresh plants

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    Dawn M.
    September, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Quick delivery and well packaged

    Quick delivery and well packaged. Plants in good health too. Would definitely use again.

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    Natasha N.
    July, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    LOVE THIS WEBSITE

    All 3 of my house plants arrived in absolute PERFECT condition. All absolutely beautiful. What I love the most is that the website was amazing for you to be able to choose either plants that needed more shade or direct sunlight. Was easy to navigate your way around the website. Will definitely be ordering my future house plants again.

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    Craig H.
    July, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Great! Ordered plants one day and...

    Great! Ordered plants one day and they arrived the next in good condition and with no plastic packaging, would definitely recommend

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    David P.
    July, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Great experience

    Great experience — very healthy plant, well-packaged, promptly delivered.

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    Malachy M.
    June, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Excellent service, had a slight problem...

    Excellent service, had a slight problem with the order, was sorted within a day without issue and plant delivered two days later. I have ordered twice now and all plants arrived within time window in a well protected and healthy state,will happily be ordering again soon

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    Charles P.
    May, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    I have only ever been buying...

    I have only ever been buying my plants from this site. They arrive so quickly and in such good health. I would say how many plants I have bought from here, but there are just too many. Delivery was fast and they were secure in packaging. I have only had a small issue once with my Hawaiian palm having two yellow leaves when it arrived but other than that it was healthy and I have never had that issue before so I'm sure its a one off. Will always be using these. I am looking often to see if they update their stock for new plants.

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    Marian M.
    May, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Everything is great but...

    Everything is great, but one of the plants i have bought is virtually dead after a week and another one is not looking good that came two days ago Another issue is with delivery, DX never delivery when they say they are going to delivery, either a totally different day or time

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    Emma P.
    February, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Lovely range of plants available

    Lovely range of plants available. They arrived super quickly and were packed very carefully, arriving in perfect condition. Absolutely recommend this company.

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    Chris W.
    January, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Beautiful plants in a very good...

    Beautiful plants in a very good condition. Arrived within the 2 hour window stated. A good service with a good product. I will definitely be using again.

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    Carna B.
    January, 2023
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Very happy with the plants. It...

    Very happy with the plants. It was a grear gift and we feel blessed. It brought happiness back into our home after a difficult journey we’ve been through. The delivery and packaging were amazing.

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    Chris B.
    December, 2022
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    5 Stars

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    Laura E.
    November, 2022
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    All plants in one place

    Amazingly quick service and all came nicely and individually packed plants , really happy.

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    Anna B.
    November, 2022
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Good service and I am pleased...

    Good service and I am pleased with the plants, but with one plant the roots were so root-bound and twisted I had to spend a long time easing it out of the pot, and eventually had to cut it out of the pot. This would have caused stress to the plant.

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    Matt M.
    November, 2022
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Great experience from start to finish

    Website is clear, with enough information to allow me to make a choice - but not overwhelming for a novice like me. Delivery was quick - slightly delayed as they hold back to avoid plants being stuck mid delivery over the weekend, which is sensible. Plants arrived in good condition, with a good courier company - not one of the cheap ones that looses your parcel. Very good quality plants, I just need to look after them now. Very happy customer, and I'll be ordering again.

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    Martin M.
    November, 2022
    Parlour Palm ordered

    Great plant

    Great plant, great prices and fast delivery Will be using again

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    Merle P.
    November, 2022
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Very happy with the plants I...

    Very happy with the plants I ordered. Really good quality plants, delivered on time and reasonably priced.

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    Sheetal K.
    October, 2022
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Nice collection of plants. Delivered in...

    Nice collection of plants. Delivered in one day. Plants were packaged nicely and were in perfect condition. Happy with the service!

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    Ladislav S.
    October, 2022
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Plants in perfect health and arrived...

    Plants in perfect health and arrived really fast, thank you Houseplant.co.uk

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    Adrian W.
    September, 2022
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Lovely plants

    Lovely plants, great condition and nice packaging, nothing was damaged like in other companies.

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    Joy A.
    August, 2022
    Parlour Palm ordered with other items

    Plants arrived promptly and very well...

    Plants arrived promptly and very well packaged.