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Parlour Palm in Riparium Planter?

Has anyone had success with parlor palms in a riparium setting? The one I have in a pot right now isn't doing so well, and I suspect that lack of water/low humidity is to blame.
I want to try it in an unused HOB that I have and see if that saves it, but I'm worried that it'll drown. Any incite would be appreciated!
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This is probably Chamaedorea elegans. It can do OK in water if you use really open planting medium, such as hydroton, or just suspend it with the roots in open water.

A better choice if you can find it is cat palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum). This is a true water-associated plant. It grows along streams in the mountains in Southern Mexico. Here's a planting that I had a few years ago with cat palm and a few other things...

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Wow Hydrophyte, that is beautiful! Are these free rooted as well or planted?

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Those plants were rooted in riparium planters filled with Flourite.
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This is probably Chamaedorea elegans. It can do OK in water if you use really open planting medium, such as hydroton, or just suspend it with the roots in open water.

A better choice if you can find it is cat palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum). This is a true water-associated plant. It grows along streams in the mountains in Southern Mexico. Here's a planting that I had a few years ago with cat palm and a few other things...
The problem is, I don't actually know what the palm is, as all the identity card says is "Palms"
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The problem is, I don't actually know what the palm is, as all the identity card says is "Palms"
Was it sold as "parlour palm"? If so, then it is probably Chamaedorea elegans. It will probably do OK if you just plant it with the roots in open water. The filter will probably be alright for it.

Can you get a picture of it?
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