What is My Plant and How do I Re-Pot It?

I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of plant this is and how to add soil to it as it looks like much has left the pot.

Hi Angie,

Your plant is a Neanthebella Palm (Lady Palm). If it needs more soil,  add any good fast- draining, loose, potting mix to the top of the container and pat it down. Keep the soil levelThese are general guidelines that describe different poisonous plant toxicity levels. It's possible for an allergic reaction to occur from contact with any houseplant, toxic or non-toxic. If there is ever a concern, call: Poison Control Center: ******1-800-222-1222****** Level #1: Houseplants with low toxicity, may be mildly irritating, especially the sap of the plant. Level#2: Houseplants with medium to severe toxicity. Eating parts of these houseplants may result in vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains, skin irritations, and breathing difficulties. Level #3: These houseplants are  very poisonous. When eaten, especially in large quantities,  severe vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains, skin irritations, and breathing difficulties can occur. Level #4: These houseplants are extremely poisonous. Eating parts of these houseplants can be be life threatening. Every plant listed in our Popular HousePlant guide has a section explaining whether or not it is toxic and, if so, how dangerous it is. Amaryllis, alocasia, dieffenbachias, crotons, ivies, azaleas, lilies, and philodendrons are just a few of the highly poisonous plants we use in our homes and offices all of the time. If you don't know whether your houseplant can pose a threat, send an email to Ask Judy@HousePlant411.com. Include a picture of your plant and a description. Judy will let you know if the houseplant should be kept away from small children and pets. See colorful pictures and get more information about poisonous houseplants in my book Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants   about an inch or two below the rim of the pot. If the roots of the plant are popping out of the top of the soil surface then you’ll need to do a little more work. Remove the plant from its pot. Empty out all of the soil. Place about 2″-3″ of fresh soil in the bottom of the pot, set the palm on top, and fill in with more good potting soil, tapping it down as you go along to prevent air pockets.  You can read all of my plant care tips for a Parlor Palm in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.