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Common Name: Neanthe Bella Palm, Parlour Palm
Scientific Name: Chamaedorea elegans
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna, TerraFirma
Soil Depth: Moderate to Deep
Lighting: All Light Levels
Humidity & Misting: 40%-100% / Suggested for optimal growth
Mature Plant Size & Root System: This clumping understory palm tree has slender trunks with airy foliage. Though not very fast growers, these palms will get tall with age. If you trim the growing tip of the palm that entire trunk will die! Rhizomatous stems allow for a slow spreading habit, with thick roots forming for anchorage with age.
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Too high temperatures/low humidity may cause leaves to brown / Back/Wall planting, corner placement or groundcover if maintained low
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Non-Toxic if consumed though these are typically used for ornamental not edible purposes
Pot Size & Packaging: A Single 4" potted Neanthe Bella Palm plant / Plant is Shipped bare-root wrapped in newspaper