A popular British houseplant for over a century, this parlour palm adds an air of elegance to any setting.


Most Chamaedorea make their way into bouquets as a filler but why hide the beauty of this little plant when it can shine all on its own. Originating from South America these little parlour palms are easy to grow indoors as they tolerate very low light levels so thrive in the home or the workplace. They were popular in Victorian times when they would be displayed in parlours. As exotic plants brought from far off lands indicated you had some money to spend, they would help to show off to the neighbours and visitors what your status was. This guy is also on the NASA list for best air purifying plants so will keep your home cleansed whilst looking fabulous!

The Chamaedorea is a great plant if you have pets as it is non-toxic to cats and dogs. Find out what other plants you can have with your beloved pets.

So from the Victorians to NASA to our four-legged friends, everyone loves a parlour palm.

Additional information


Easy to look after

Suitable for:

Bathroom, High humidity, Light spaces

Estimated Plant Height (CM):

Medium plants (up to 40cm)

Internal Pot Diameter (CM):


Pot Height (CM):



Grey pot


Chamaedorea elegans, Parlour Palm, Neanthe Bella Palm



Plant Care

Keep out of draughts and away from radiators. Happy in shaded areas and avoid direct bright sunlight as this will scorch the leaves. Water sparingly in winter and more frequently in summer. Do not let the plant stand in water.

5 reviews for Chamaedorea

  1. 5 out of 5

    Malcolm Langton

    Received this as part of a house warming gift. Lovely, healthy plant approximately 15 inches in height in a dark grey ceramic pot. Would have been good if the common and Latin name was included with the plant. Arrived one day later than was advised by the delivery company (DPD) but no harm done.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Bought this plant along with a 2 other succulents which have been placed in the bathroom windowsill, they have really brightened my room up! All 3 of my new plants i only water once every blue moon and they’re so beautiful and green! Arrived earlier than i expected which was a great surprise, all of my plants have came with a cute tag to explain the plants needs which is super helpful- my house is like a jungle since discovering the little botanical.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Moira Abernethy

    I ordered four houseplants to bring some life to my home office during lockdown – I am absolutely delighted with each one, they were so carefully packed and arrived with moist soil. They make a wonderful display – thank you so much!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Hayley (verified owner)

    I ordered this along with another plant. This was my first ever plant order online. I was sceptical at first as I worried how it would be packaged. Honestly it came packaged so well. It is a beautiful plant that brightens up the house, and it’s handy as it comes with the pot. Would definitely recommend.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Cliff (verified owner)

    Such a beautiful plant! Well packaged, good size and the soil wasn’t dry.

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