Chamaedorea Seifrizii ‘Cat Palm’


An extremely well known houseplant, the Chamaedorea Seifrizii is more commonly referred to as ‘Cat’ or ‘Parlor’ Palm and you’ve probably seen them in the corners of rooms your entire life without even noticing. They aren’t very picky, requiring only medium light and being low light tolerant. And if you think those drooping fronds look like they might be tempting to your four-legged friends you can rest easy knowing these are non-toxic. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Chamaedorea Seifrizii
  • Pronunciation:kam-ee-DOR-ee-uh see-FRIZ-ee-eye
  • Common Name: Cat Palm, Parlor Palm, Neanthe bella palm
  • Family: Arecaceae 
  • Native Range: Southeastern Mexico, Honduras 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Light: Prefers medium light, low light tolerant
  • Water: Keep soil moist with a well-drained soil during the spring and summer. Water less frequently in the winter. Avoid over-watering
  • Humidity: The more the better, can tolerate less
  • Temperature:  50-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding:  Fertilize only during spring and summer 
  • Propagation: Division
  • Growth: Upright, Bushy, Clumping 
  • Common Pests:  Look out for mealy bugs, mites, scales and aphids
  • Toxicity: Non toxic to pets, mildly toxic to humans