How to Care for a Parlour Palm

Parlour Palm Care

Elegant, slow-growing and compact – the Parlour Palm is a great addition to your home or office space. Not only is it easy to care for, but the stunning green foliage can also help clean the air, and is adaptable to low light conditions and humidity levels.

Here’s how to care for your Parlour Palm.

Parlour Palm Care


While tolerant of low light, the Parlour Palm will do well in a medium to bright indirect light. Keep plant out of direct sun, which can burn the leaves.


Water the soil thoroughly and wait for the water to drain through, then empty any excess water sitting in the saucer. Allow the top 3-5cm of soil to dry out before watering again. In the cooler months, your plant won’t want as much water. The Parlour Palm is forgiving if you forget to water it on occasion.

Tip: the top of the soil may look dry but it can be wet beneath, so before watering your plant, dip your finger into the soil to feel the level of moisture. If it feels soggy, wait for a few days and check again.

Temperature & Humidity

The Parlour Palm will tolerate cool to warm temperatures and average humidity. If the air is dry, especially in an air-conditioned environment, mist your plant regularly to increase humidity.


During the spring and summer, feed your Parlour Palm once or twice a month with a liquid fertiliser.

Remove any dead or yellowing leaves with a clean pair of scissors or secateurs.