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 level 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.