Parlor Palm has mystery growth

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  1. Barbara92021

    Barbara92021 Active Member 10 Years

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    The pics show what is growing between the leaves. They started coming up around the end of Nov. Are these seed pods?? Just a guess so I am looking forward to any help. Whatever they are, should I leave them or cut them off?
     

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    They're inflorescences or flower clusters and can be removed if you don't like them.
     
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    Looks like a tiny Chamaedorea palm (the genus has a number of fine house plants). Those are flower stalks, which suggests it's reasonably happy.
     
  4. Barbara92021

    Barbara92021 Active Member 10 Years

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    Thankyou Junglekeeper & Dave-Florida for the quick replies! Now that I know what those are, I am going to leave them alone. I'm sure glad I asked before I cut them off and it makes me feel great to know that the plant is happy!
     
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    Yup! Its happy! Also, you can try to pollinate them to produce seeds. Plant those seeds and you can have more Parlor palm!
     
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    Chamaedoreas are dioecious (plants are either male or female but not both); you cannot pollinate a single Chamadorea without a second one of the same species but opposite sex.

    Also the seeds are slow germinators anyway (2-4 months with bottom heat; up to a year without).
     
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    Barbara92021 Active Member 10 Years

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    Peperomia & mrsubjunctive: Thanks to both of you for the replies. I am not interested in growing more of this plant. The one is just fine as I don't have much room for doubles of many plants.
     

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