☘ Origin: Mexico and Guatemala
☘ Family: Araceae
☘ Botanical Name: Chamaedorea elegans
☘ Common Name: Good Luck Palm
Symbolism: The Parlor Palm is a popular houseplant that is said to bring good fortune and wealth and it symbolizes vitality & good fortune.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect sunlight and can tolerate low light conditions. Not suited for intense, direct sun. They often do well with northern exposure.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Like many palms, Parlor palms are sensitive to overwatering and cannot tolerate being waterlogged or sitting in a saturated potting mix. Ideally, keep moisture at an even level. Err on the side of slightly too dry rather than overwatering. Water when the top (2.5cm) of soil feels dry. Yellow fronds will indicate the plant needs more water.
To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
It will thrive with average humidity. If your palm begins to develop dry leaf margins or brown tips, it's most likely caused by cold drafts or prolonged dry periods. To remedy this situation, raise the humidity levels before overwatering by grouping your houseplants together, regularly misting its leaves or placing a humidifier to create perfect humidity levels in the room.
The Parlor palm prefers room temperatures between (18-26°C). Keep it away from cold drafts near windows, vents, and outside doors.
Feed with a liquid fertilizer twice during the growing season. During winter your palm is dormant, so you won't have to fertilize it all. These plants are light feeders.
A general feed twice during the growing season, or once every couple of months will be enough for mature plants. Younger plants will be happy with slightly more, so aim for once a month.
Non-Toxic to Cats and Dogs.
➕ Additional Tips
Because they are tolerant of lower light conditions and sensitive to too much water, they are prime candidates to be "loved to death", either through overwatering or by getting too much direct sunlight.
⛔ HIGH RISK
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).
Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood.
💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.
💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.
💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.
💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.
💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.