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Chamaedorea Elegans

Chamaedorea Elegans


Parlor palm is a popular houseplant and easy to care for. Although the palm family is large, only a few are best suited for terrarium and vivarium. Chamaedorea elegans is one of those few, adapting beautifully to average dart frog perfect conditions.


It has elegant, green leaflets on arching fronds, giving this palm a feathery canopy shape. It will add a great accent to your vivarium.


Origin: Mexico


Height: Slow-growing. Fully mature plants may reach 3-4 ft (90 cm - 1.2 m). Do not worry that this plant, it can stay small and easily maintained by cutting it back every few months. It will be a great addition to your vivarium.


Light: Low light to moderately bright light. If leaves are yellowish-green, it may be getting too much sun.


Water: Keep soil lightly moist. Provide good drainage.


Humidity: Mist the foliage regularly to increase humidity.


Temperature: Normal to warm room temperatures 65-80°F/18-27°C


Soil: 2 parts peat moss-based potting mix and 1 part sharp sand. 


Fertilizer: Needs more fertilizer than most palms. Feed monthly in spring and summer with slow-release fertilizer.


Propagation: Seeds

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