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DazzerLancs

Hi, New member and thanks for allowing me to join. Whilst out walking a little over a month I came across a palm on the road side out of its pot, i got my car and took it home, it was very dry and stressed with brown leaves and one damaged that I had to cut off, there was a new leaf shoot. I potted it in a well draining soil and it seems to be doing OK and the new leaf shoot is growing up, I just don't know what sort it is, I've taken some pics, please help. 

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Fusca

I believe that it is Chamaedorea elegans or commonly called parlor palm.  These make excellent indoor palms if given good light.  Welcome to Palmtalk!

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DazzerLancs

Hi, thanks for the reply, I have a parlour palm and the leaves are quite soft, these are very hard and spiky, like on date palms etc, I'm hoping when the new leaf comes through it will give a better idea. 

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Jim in Los Altos

It’s in the Chamaedorea genus. Not sure which species but, when it gets a healthy leaf, it should be easier to identify. 

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DazzerLancs

Cheers guys, I have a few palms in my home, a large kentia palm, parlour palm, sago (not a palm I know haha) palm and parlour. I have also 2 canary island date palm seedlings I've grown and I have 10 madjoul date palm seeds I'm germinating one of which has germinated and been potted, see pics of canary island seedlings. Hopefully when the leaf grows I can find out what this one is, but I'm glad I saved it. 

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PalmatierMeg

Welcome to PalmTalk. You made a nice find along the roadside. My first guess is that it is Chamaedorea elegans, which is a solitary palm usually sold in artificial clusters. It has some age to it as the numerous rings on its trunk indicate. It is an understory palm that prefers shade. Keep it in a well draining soil that is kept moist but not soggy. 

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DazzerLancs

Thank you, so glad I joined this site, I shall treat the palm with loving care, I was wondering about letting it stay outside for summer but I'm in the North of the UK and it usually only lasts a few days haha

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PalmatierMeg

It would appreciate being outside under canopy - no sun - as long as summer lasts. They can survive temps down to freezing when dry but cold/chilly rain will kill it so keep an eye on your weather forecast as fall approaches.

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