The Parlor Palm is one of the easiest palms to care for and makes for a great beginner plant. Being tolerant to low-light conditions, these palms do great in northern exposure. Native to rainforests in Mexico and Guatemala, Parlor Palms require lots of humidity and moisture. Mimicking their natural habitat will help them thrive the most.
Parlor Palms will thrive best in bright, indirect sunlight. They are considered low-light plants, however, that does not mean no light. There will be faster growth in brighter light. Northern exposure is perfect for them.
Most palms are very sensitive to overwatering but appreciate evenly moist soil. Let the first inch of the soil dry out before watering. They would rather dry out than be overwatered.
Humidity & Temperature
For most palms, high humidity is important as they come from tropical climates. To mimic the natural moisture they receive, a humidifier or pebble tray is recommended. They appreciate temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees fahrenheit. They can tolerate temperatures as low as 50 degrees but will not be able to withstand frost.
Any well-draining, potting medium will be good for the Parlor Palms. They have a delicate root system and slow growth so repotting should not be done unless absolutely necessary. We recommend using Fox Farm Ocean Forest potting soil.
As for all plants, there is no need to fertilize in the winter months. Once the growing season starts, fertilize the Parlor Palm once a month.
- Pet friendly?
Yes, all palms are pet friendly. To keep the plant healthy, make sure no one is eating it.
- Is the Parlor Palm a low light plant?