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Dwarf mountain palm

Chamaedorea elegans

Parlour palm

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Grown for their foliage, this rhizomatous, evergreen palm originally from the tropical and subtropical areas in the Americas, has highly divided foliage, forming many leaflets which fan out attractively. An extremely popular houseplant due to their leafy appearance and tolerance to low light levels.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed
Sow at a temperature above 25C

Special features

Geography

Origin
Mexico to Guatemala, Amercia

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
Use as an architectural specimen grown in containers for patios in urban settings or indoor settings such as conservatories or glass houses.

Personality

Family
Arecaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Can suffer from red spider mite, scale insects & thrips. It can also suffer from false smut on the leaves.

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