Parlour Palm

Chamaedorea elegans; Neanthe bella palm; Parlour palm

Most light conditions
Easy care
The patch promise

She really doesn't need much extra, though an occasional wipe with a damp cloth will keep her pores dust-free and healthy.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Chamaedorea elegans


Parlour Palm, Chamaedora, Neanthe Bella Palm, Good Luck Palm

Plant type

Herbaceous perennial; indoor

Air purifying


Plant height (including pot)

40-50cm; 50-60cm; 80-90cm

Pet/baby safe


Nursery pot size

12cm; 17cm; 19cm

About Parlour Palms

In the wild, you’ll find this plant growing primarily in Mexico and Guatemala, but it’s been beloved as an indoor plant around the world since Victorian times. For Victorians, the parlour was the best room in the house, where you would receive your fanciest visitors and display your fanciest possessions. This exotic palm in your parlour would suggest you were worldly and sophisticated, hence the name Parlour Palm.

We’re all a bit less formal these days, but a Parlour Palm still brings simple elegance to any room and it’s really easy to care for. She’ll tolerate low light and infrequent watering, but as with any plant, you’ll get better results if you treat her well.

Did you know?

Parlour Palms are one of the slowest growing house plants and can take decades to reach full height.