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Chamaedorea elegans

English name: Neanthe bella palm/Parlour Palm

Latin name: Chamaedorea elegans

Family: Palm - Arecaceae

Origin: Southern Mexico, Guatamela

In its natural setting, this palm reaches a height of three metres, with delicate, paired leaves. The two topmost leaves are joined together at the base. In cultivation, the leaves grow to a length of 30 to 60 cm.  The flowers are dioecious, delicate and gathered in feathery, lightly nodding inflorescences.

Chamaedorea elegans