Basic Parlour Palm Care
If you want to grow a palm tree indoors then the Parlour Palm is the one you need! They are easy to care for and adapt well to lower light conditions. Below you will find our complete Parlour Palm care guide with all the information you need to help your palm thrive.
Bright Indirect Light
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.
Please make sure the air isn’t too dry, otherwise I won’t be a happy plant.
I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.
Keep them away from direct light
Parlour Palms love anything from medium to bright, indirect light. You want to keep them away from intense direct light or this will damage the leaves.
Let the soil dry out between waterings
It’s super important that you let the soil dry out before watering your Parlour Palm otherwise you risk waterlogging the soil which can cause root rot. Water every week during summer and less during the colder darker winter months.
A little humidity boost can go a long way
Parlour Palms can adjust to the normal humidity level in your home. However, misting once a week or popping them in the shower every once in a while will help to keep them happy and fend off any drier leaves.
They love warmer temperatures
Parlour Palms are used to tropical temperatures so you want to keep them away from any cold drafts in your home.
Parlour Palms don't need much feed
You want to make sure you are only fertilising your Parlour Palm once or twice during spring and summer and not at all during winter.
Parlour Palms are non toxic
Another reason to love the Parlour Palm is that they are completely safe for pets and humans!
Parlour Palms are great air purifiers
We recommend Parlour Palms for bedrooms and offices as they are great at purifying toxins out of the air.
Parlour Palm FAQs
Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Parlour Palm.
How tall do Parlour Palms get?
If in the right environment, and given enough space to grow, Parlour Palms can reach 3 meters. However, they are slow growing so it can take many years for it to reach this point.
Are Parlour Palms toxic?
Parlour Palms are actually non-toxic and completely safe for humans and pets.
Are Parlour Palms fast-growing?
The growth rate of Parlour Palms is very slow so you’ll need a bit of patience to see this one grow. However, the benefit is that this is a great palm for smaller spaces and homes.
What light levels are best for a Parlour Palm?
Parlour Palms need medium to bright but indirect light. Keep them away from direct light though as this can turn the leaves brown and dry out your palm quite quickly.
How often should I water my Parlour Palm?
On average you want to water your Parlour Palm once a week during summer and fortnightly during winter. It’s important that soil dries out between waterings to prevent root rot. Adjust your routine depending on how quickly the soil dries out as factors such as size, maturity, pot size, temperature and light levels can all impact how much you need to water your Parlour Palm.
Common Problems with your Parlour Palm
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
Why does my Parlour Palm have brown leaf tips?
Brown leaf tips are often caused by a lack of humidity or underwatering. Check the moisture levels in the soil to see if you need to water more frequently. Otherwise, we recommend misting your plant weekly and buying a humidifier.
Why does my Parlour Palm have yellow leaves?
Yellow leaves on a Parlour Palm are most commonly caused by consistent overwatering. Parlour Palms don’t like sitting in soggy soil so replace it immediately if still waterlogged. Trim away the worst affected leaves and adjust your watering schedule in future making sure that the potting mix has time to dry out between waterings.