Chamaedorea elegans, the neanthe bella palm or parlor palm, is a species of small palm tree native to the rainforests in Southern Mexico and Guatemala and one of the most popular potted plants in the temperate zone. It can live for many decades in a pot, potentially growing to a height of about 6 feet. It tolerates low levels of humidity and light, though it prefers medium to high humidity and bright indirect light. Chamaedorea elegans is intolerant of frost and must be kept indoors in winter in non-tropical climates.

It enjoys light potting soil, good humidity and moderate lighting without direct sunlight, but it accommodates a certain dryness, high humidity or reduced lighting. In winter, it is preferable that the temperature of the room it’s housed in does not drop below 55-60°F.

Plant, sold in 4 1/2″ pot, has 10″-12″ fronds.

Color preference

More Purplish, More Greenish, More In-betweenish, Pale