This is our Parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans) which we've had for over fifteen years. I think it was about 18 inches when we first got it and has somehow survived and is currently around six feet tall. It's a Mexican species from the dense jungles where the environment is constantly moist and humid, never cold. The good thing for me is this palm is extremely drought tolerant, probably the most of all the indoor palms. It is a slow growing, small, single stemmed feather palm with very thin leaflets that spread laterally and somewhat upwards. I wipe the leaves off with a cotton ball dipped in milk which seems to work, so I keep doing it. Two years ago I almost killed it by putting it outside on the back patio for a few months. It has taken a long time to bring it back and has found a great home in the corner of our kitchen, which has tons of light during the day. Currently it's sprouted little blooms with pods, which I guess means it's happy.
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Thanks Glenda for hosting and reminding me to Fertilize on Fridays!