[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]
[Parlour Palm]

PHUMI [Parlour Palm]

Chamaedorea seifritzii

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The Parlour palm or Chamaedorea makes an excellent houseplant for medium to bright light areas. It looks similar to its distant cousin, the Bamboo Palm (Dypsis), but has wider leaves, making it more bushy in appearance. 
The parlour palm is one of NASA's most highly rated air-purifying plants.
Available Gauteng only. 
Approx height from the floor 80cm 
Comes in a 30cm grow pot. Decorative pot sold separately

Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79. Rest of South Africa R119 (Except Limpopo, Mpumalanga & Northern Cape R149).

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Caring for Phumi

Light

Parlour Palms enjoy medium to bright filtered light. 

Water & humidity

Water well when the top layer of soil is dry. Give it enough water so it runs out the bottom of the drainage holes. This can be a thirsty palm in hot summers and should be watered when the top 1-2 cm of soil is dry, keeping it moist but never waterlogged. In winter it should dry out a little more. Spots on the leaves indicate the soil is too wet. Yellowing, brittle leaves indicate the plant is drying out or getting too hot. Brown leaf tips indicate the air is too dry. Read our humidity tips here

Feeding

Every 1-2 months in summer with organic fertiliser rich in Nitrogen.

Re-potting

Re-pot every second year or so to one pot size up. Try not to disturb the roots, but transport the entire root ball, intact. Make sure the new pot drains well. It's also a good idea to top up with fresh potting soil every few months.

Atrium Top Tip

Watch for mealy bugs (white furry cotton-like bugs) and scale insects (brown scaly dots) which may attach themselves to the stems and leaves. Wipe them off manually with a cloth. You can also use an organic insecticide, or neem oil diluted in water to help prevent infestations.

Quirky plant fact

The Parlour Palm originates from Mexico and Central America where it thrives as an understory palm. It spreads by forming runners, and clumping together on the forest floor.