Help with houseplant identification (think it's a type of palm?)

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by NuMystic, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. NuMystic

    NuMystic New Member

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    Just had this plant brought home as a gift, but we have two house cats and since there are so many varieties that are toxic to felines I need a precise identification. (some palms are toxic to cats while others are not)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    A common type like this I think you will find listed as Neanthe bella.
     
  3. mrsubjunctive

    mrsubjunctive Active Member

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    Parlor palm. (Current botanical name is Chamaedorea elegans; Neanthe bella is obsolete but may still appear in some references.)

    C. elegans is safe for cats.
     

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