Bamboo Palm

If you’re looking for a houseplant that brings a tropical, island-feel to your home or office, the potted bamboo is your best choice. Hailing from the forested regions of Central America, this great indoor plant brings a carefree, holiday-feel to any home or office.

The palm forms tall, slender stems or trunks with rings to resemble bamboo. It will produce about 12 or so feathery fronds per cane. The Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii) is one of the best indoor plants that will grow in low light conditions, although they do prefer more light. They grow up to 12 feet in height and up to 5ft in breadth. Growing palms like this indoors is relatively easy if you start off with a healthy.

What to do when you receive the plant

When you get your Bamboo palm it should come with dark green leaves. The best tip is to transplant your palm as soon as you can, choosing a bigger pot than the one it arrived in.

It’s a rugged plant but make sure it has adequate drainage holes. They’re easy to care for but they don’t want to grow in full sun like other palms do, preferring part sun or filtered shade.

Caring for your Bamboo Palm

  • Plant your palm in well-draining soil. They like their soil to be moist but don’t leave it standing in collected water. Two watering a week will do the trick for this palm.
  • Apply a slow-release fertilizer every 3 months or so. Read the packing label carefully so you don’t fertilize too much.
  • Bamboo Palms grow slowly as a houseplant, so you won’t be re-potting that often. Transplanting will be needed when the roots fill the pot.
  • The Palm likes a high humidity level, so treat it to a pebble tray and give it a regular misting.
  • Trim off old fronds.

The Bamboo Palm is a hardy, affordable and beautiful and it is precisely why it is highly sought after as a decorative plant in homes or offices.