The Parlour Palm, or Parlor Palm in America, or by its latin name of Neanthe bella is one of the most sought after indoor palms around today. The Parlour Palm looks stunning in many settings and puts up with a lot of poor locationsThe reasons for this couldn’t be more straight forward – It thrives in our homes and workplaces where other species may struggle and is one of the cheapest palms you can buy. Popular since Victorian times it has kept hold of this prestige through its easy going adaptive attitude to low light and humidity levels, all the while being effective at cleaning the air and making it on to NASA’s list of 50 Indoor plants that clean the air. This is an equally great plant to start with for the beginner or the seasoned houseplant collector.
The beautiful, attractive and delicate appearance of the Parlour Palm is made up of light green fronds about 8in / 20cm long that have a dainty like texture which are loved by interior designers. Whilst a slow grower it should reach a respectable indoor height of 2ft / 60cm within only a few years, after which you may (with good light) receive regular clusters of flowers and for a palm kept indoors that is pretty rare.