Chamaedorea elegans

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Chamaedorea elegans
neanthe bella palm
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C. elegans (parlour palm)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Hyophorbeae
Genus: Chamaedorea
Willd.
Species: C. elegans
Binomial name
Chamaedorea elegans
Synonyms

Collinia elegans
"Neanthe Bella"-"Parlour Palm"

Chamaedorea elegans, the neanthe bella palm or parlour palm, is species of small palm tree native to the rainforests in Southern Mexico and Guatemala.[1]

It is used in gardens in sub-tropical climates, such as Southeastern United States, and in tropical areas, growing to 2–3 m (6 ft 7 in–9 ft 10 in) tall with slender, cane-like stems.

It is often cultivated in temperate regions as a houseplant, where it grows to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) tall with very slow growth, tolerating low levels of humidity and light, though it prefers medium to high humidity and bright indirect light.[2]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gilman, Edward F. "Chamaedorea elegans Parlor Palm". EDIS. University of Florida IFAS Extension. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Chamaedorea elegans". Retrieved 4 July 2013.