information: Neanthea Bella Palm is an affordable small
palm that is well suited to life indoors. Its compact shape and
ease of care makes it a great choice for the home or office.
Neanthe Bella palm performs well in dry climates and rarely exhibits
As with most members of the Chamaedorea family, Parlor Palms
will grow best if placed in filtered light. If there is enough
light, either natural or artificial to cast a shadow the Neanthe
Bella palm should do well there.
Check the Neanthe Bella palm for water twice a week until you
become familiar with the plants needs. The amount of water the plant uses will
depend on the amount of light it receives. The lower the light,
the less water the plant will need. The reverse is true for
brighter lighting. On small plants let the surface soil dry to the
touch between waterings. For larger specimens allow the surface
soil to dry down about 1" between waterings. Water all the
way around the plant to avoid creating dry spots in the soil which
will lead to frond loss. Water until a small amount of seeps from
the drainage holes. Remove excess water from the drip tray within
one hour of watering to help prevent root rot.
Indoors Parlor Palms are not heavy feeders. Fertilize once a
month during the spring and summer months. Feed bi-monthly or
quarterly during the winter with Peter's Houseplant Special.
At the nursery Neanthe Bella palms are grown from seed. To
propagate, the plant can be divided... but expect heavy die back
of palm fronds and a slow recovery. Propagation is not
Common houseplant pests can include: Foliar Mealy bug and
Being an avid aquarist I have noticed most aquarium shops
offering small Parlor Palms as an aquatic submerged plant. Neanthe
Bella palms are a terrestrial plant that will not live very long submerged.
"Neanthe Bella Palms" are available in nearly every
container size from very small starter 3" starter plants to
large 10", 12", and 14" specimen
Look here for related family members. Chamaedorea
seifrizii or Chamaedorea