[Chamaedorea metallica] AKA Dwarf Fishtail Palm. Leaves are fairly stiff and grow upright, with a dark green and metallic sheen colour, hence the name. Comfortable in the shade and low maintenance makes this a great houseplant purchase to dress dull spaces.
If you’re looking for a low maintenace, tough low light palm that is also an accent plant then look no further! Chamaedorea metallica is a lesser known relative of the Parlour palm. A slow grower so a good investment plant for those who love to reap the rewards over the long haul.
Native to Central America.
Positioning + Light Needs
Keep me in a bright room but out of direct sunlight; can also tolerate light shade.
Wait to water until the soil has dried down about half the soil depth. Thoroughly water the soil evenly making sure the soil and roots have all had a good drink. Do not overwater and ensure the plant has proper drainage to prevent root rot.
Every now and then. A little misting during much warmer months and when the central heating is on high would be good though with lukewarm water.
Feed with a weak solution every few weeks during the growing season. Do not feed during the winter.
Palms generally dislike being removed from a pot. The best practice is to re-pot only when it has become pot bound and take good care of the roots whilst doing so.
Child / Pet Friendly
Yes I am!
Yes! A top houseplant for removing airborne toxins in your home.
Look out for
Brown leaf tips: an indication that the plant is not getting enough humidity.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £50.00: FREE
Orders under £50.00: £6.50
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here