How to Care for a Parlor Palm

How to Care for a Parlor Palm

Use these instructions to care for a Parlor Palm. This guide will tell you how to water your Parlor Palm; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

 
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Parlor Palms are considered low-light palms, but that doesn't mean "no-light". They prefer bright filtered light, but will adjust to low light areas.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Like many palms, they are sensitive to overwatering and cannot tolerate being waterlogged. Even moisture is ideal, but err on the side of slightly too dry rather than too wet. Water even less during the winter when the plant is not actively growing. Brown leaf tips often indicate overwatering, while yellow fronds tell you the plant needs a bit more water.
HUMIDITY PREFERENCE
Your Parlor Palm will thrive amazingly well in average humidity.
OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE
Protect your palm from cold drafts from windows, air conditioning vents, or doors. This plant can tolerate a low of 50 degrees, but prefers normal room temperatures between 65-80 degrees.
PLANT FOOD
Fertilize only once in the spring with a water-soluble fertilizer.
ADDITIONAL CARE
Your Palm will benefit from regular mistings a few times a week to boost growth and prevent insect infestations.
TOXICITY
Completely non-toxic to humans and pets.