The Parlor Palm is the quintessential houseplant! Growing a Parlor Palm indoors is ideal because it grows very slowly and thrives in low light and cramped space. It's also an excellent air purifier!
Growing an indoor Parlor Palm is very easy and gratifying. Parlor Palm houseplants prefer low light and may actually suffer in direct sunlight, so there's no need to place them in your brightest windows. They do like a little bit of light, and will do best by a window that receives some early morning or late afternoon light.
The Parlor Palm is a slow grower, often taking years to reach it's full height of 3-4 feet tall. Water your indoor Parlor Palm sparingly - underwatering is better than overwatering. Allow the soil to begin to dry between waterings, and water even less in the cooler months.
Allora Tip: Use a Parlor Palm next time you're making a mini garden or fairy garden! They will look great and are super easy to look after.
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