Remember how the parlor palm’s delicate roots made it easy to overwater this plant? Repotting. I got one in a mixed planter a while ago, and kept it for some years, doing the in and out thing (despite Will's advice tee hee) it was a few stems the tallest up to 2 feet or so, and it did bloom. The plant’s root system is rather small and weak, so it’s easily damaged. Shop Our Current Availability: I don't know about foxtails or lipsticks. Once revived, your palm will push out new growth. Once the stems are anything longer than 2 feet in length, you should only repot it every second or third year. REPOTTING. Repotting Stress. Choose a pot with good drainage because palms doesn’t like to sit in water. Try and avoid using extra deep pots when you do repot. Parlor Palms aren’t fussy about soil, so regular indoor potting mix should suffice. Need some help/tips with repotting parlour palm - Chamaedorea elegans. Select a new planting container for the potted palm. I inherited this parlour palm from a friend about 5 years ago and it's done very well so far. If you do repot, make sure the mix has great drainage. Parlor palms tend to be relatively cheap, and considering their longevity, the initial price of the plant is often negligible. You should repot only when necessary. As far as potting mixes go, I do like to use a very well-draining potting mix for parlor palm and you can get everything easily on Amazon. Soil and pots. How to Care for a Parlor Palm . Generally speaking, this is plant that remains in a manageable size so repotting won’t be needed more than every other year. When repotting Parlor Palms, loosen any roots that have become matted and dense either by lightly slicing through the roots or gently pulling them apart by hand. I am no expert of course, but I would think parlor palm. A Parlor Palm often develops brown tips after repotting. Plan to repot parlor palm when roots begin circling the exterior of the root ball. To check, lift the plant from its pot to take peek at the roots every few months. They also mean that you should avoid repotting it for as long as you can. When needed, repot in a container that is 2 or 3 inches larger in diameter than the previous container. Repotting. Because of their weak root system and slow growth, transplanting a parlor palm should be done carefully. If the potting media dissolves or becomes spongy, repot it to avert root rotting. The good news is that Parlor Palms don’t need to be repotted frequently. I've separated group-planted Cham metallica and all palms survived. Repot a palm tree when necessary to keep these attractive tropical trees lush and vibrant in your indoor or outdoor growing area. Choose a heavy container that will support the weight of the palm and make it approximately 4 to 6 inches larger across than the current container. Keep in mind that parlor palms, like many palms, are fairly shallow rooted. Occasionally add an all-purpose fertilizer, but only in spring and summer. In the spring, you can replant your parlor palm as needed into increasingly bigger pots. I normally use a potting mix formulated for palms and citrus. Messages: 4 Likes Received: 0 Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Chamaedorea elegans (parlor palm) will probably not be a problem (BTW, this palm is solitary but is sold artificially clumped by the growers - a travesty). Wash your palms to the shower or sink every few weeks to keep the foliage clean and pest free. Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by webweaver, Mar 13, 2006. webweaver Member. If you’ve recently repotted and suspect this is the issue, all you can do is give the plant good care while it recovers. Push out new growth be repotted frequently and it 's done very so. And suspect this is plant that remains in a manageable size so repotting won’t be needed more than every year... 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