neanthe bella palm
|C. elegans (parlour palm)|
Chamaedorea elegans var. angustifolia M. Martens & Galeotti
Chamaedorea elegans, the neanthe bella palm or parlour palm, is species of small palm tree native to the rainforests in Southern Mexico and Guatemala. It is one of several species with leaves that are harvested as xate.
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.
Chamadorea elegans is also called Parlor Palm or Neanthebella Palm. It is a versatile and almost no-maintenance plant that is able to grow in every indoor and outdoor condition possible with little help and care. This dark green plant can be grown inside or outside, in a pot as a table plant or as a tree in a garden.
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- Media related to Chamaedorea elegans at Wikimedia Commons
- Chamaedorea elegans at eppo.int (EPPO code CMDEL)
- Chamaedorea elegans at the International Plant Names Index (IPNI)
- Parlor Palm Plant
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