Houseplant Care Tips

Various Houseplant Care Tips Including Watering and Lighting Requirements.

Houseplant Care Tips

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Neanthe Bella Palm Care

Common Name: Neanthe Bella Palm, Parlor Palm, Good Luck Palm
Scientific Name: Chamaedorea elegans
Lighting: Moderate to Bright
Watering: Moderate to Heavy

The Neanthe Bella also known as a Parlor or Good Luck Palm, typically grows indoors to between 2 to 6 feet in height. Neanthe Bella Palms are very durable houseplants and can be enjoyed for many years.  This palm is one of the most popular choices for an indoor houseplant. 

The Neanthe Bella Palm prefers medium to bright light so a north or west facing window will be best for placement. Do not keep your palm in direct sunlight as it may burn the foliage.

Neanthe Bella (Parlor or Good Luck) Palms need to have their soil moist at all times.  These palms do not do well when allowed to completely dry out or being overly soggy.  Aim to water your Parlor Palm at least once a week to begin with and adjust accordingly to how the soil feels.  This palm can be picky when it comes to water.  Be sure to use non-fluoride water for this plant.

Pests are typically not a problem with this palm any more than other houseplants.  Spider mites may appear. If pests appear, try my home remedy that really hasn't failed me, of spraying the plant twice a day with a soapy dishwater mixture. If that does not work, go to your local gardening center and they can instruct you on which product to use.

It would be beneficial to give this plant some fertilizer on a regular basis.  I typically use a general indoor houseplant fertilizer added to the water once a month.  If you notice the frond tips beginning to brown, try fertilizing once every two months as it could be receiving too much.  


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