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Chamaedorea Care Guide

Chamaedorea Care Guide

The slow-growing Chamaedorea looks great and has fab air-purifying properties, removing toxins and chemicals from the air. It’s also pet-friendly, making it a great all round indoor houseplant.

Did you know? The Chamaedorea’s been one of the most popular houseplants since the Victorian times. It gets its nickname “Parlour Palm” because it was commonly found growing in home parlours, which was the best and most visited room in the house.


Water your plant once a week in summer and approximately once every two weeks in winter


Mist your plant once a week to keep the leaves green, fresh and healthy


Chameadoreas are happiest in a medium-lit spot in your home, out of direct sunlight

Things To Do


Your Chamaedorea should be watered weekly, just check the soil in between waterings to make sure it doesn’t get too dry.

Direct sunlight is a bit too much for this plant. That’s why it’s best placed in a bright room with indirect light, unlike some of it leafy friends it will also tolerate low light levels.

To keep the leaves in tip-top condition, ensure your Chamaedorea has a constant supply of humidity. Brown leaves indicate your plant’s not hydrated enough. Placing it in the bathroom will help or mist those leaves every week.


If you notice any brown or yellow leaves on your Chamaedorea, its fine to trim them off close to the stem. The plant responds well to a bit of light pruning, this can even encourage new growth. New leaves appear as a sword shape and as they grow, they’ll splay out like a fan.

Feed your plant with generic Houseplant food once a month during the Spring and Summer months.

Things Not To Do


Keep your Chamaedorea away from sunny south-facing windowsills to prevent the leaves from getting scorched and turning brown. If the plant’s in intense light, it may develop a washed-out appearance.

While it needs plenty of hydration, don’t let the plant stand in water as this can cause root rot. Drain away any excess water from the bottom of the ceramic.

In contrast, underwatering causes the fronds to change colour and become crispy and the leaves may splay or droop. Check the soil isn’t too dry and give your houseplant a drink to help it revive.

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