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Chamaedorea Seifrizii, Bamboo Palm – Plant
Potted bamboo palms bring colour and warmth to any room in the house. There are many tropical delights to choose from, but most need bright indirect light in order to thrive.
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Description for Chamaedorea Seifrizii, Bamboo Palm
The bamboo palm can grow to 6 feet and is more resistant to pests than the areca palm. It is also more effective than the areca and the lady palm at removing airborne chemicals. Also an excellent humidifier. Enjoys semi-sun and 60-75F temperatures, and not less than 50 degrees.
Planting and care
- Since bamboo likes high ambient moisture levels, daily misting of bamboo house plants are recommended. Place the bamboo where it can get direct natural lighting if possible.
- Most indoor bamboo cannot retain all their foliage and some leaf drop is to be expected.
- Follow fertilizing directions for the size container you have.
- A good potting soil, mixed with perlite for drainage works great.
- Just keep a check on the soil and allow it to dry out between watering.
- Bamboo likes water, but loves drainage.
- Do not leave your containers of bamboo outside during the winter months and expect it to live.
- cold climate zones you must move the container into a protected warm area during the cold winter months.
Caring for Chamaedorea Seifrizii
- After your bamboo palm has had time to establish itself you can move it into a shady spot or an area with indirect sun.
- The care is fairly simple, just water your plants when the soil becomes dry.
- Using a palm fertilizer is a good idea, but you should wait with newly planted palms for at least two months.
- Mites can be an issue with palms so keep an eye on the undersides of the leaves.
- If you notice mites, simply wash the leaves carefully in a warm water with mild soap.
- Do this periodically until the mites are gone also, remove brown and damaged leaves regularly.
Typical uses of Chamaedorea Seifrizii
Special features: Palms tend to lend themselves to creating shadows and reflections. You can stand a palm in an alcove that is lined with a mirror and create stunning effects. If you put one on each side of a fireplace, its even doubly stunning. The shadows cast by the palms fronds can pattern a plain wall. Spotlights can create good strong light for bold shadows.
These are quite dramatic. Do not position spotlights too closely because this generates too much heat for the palm to withstand. Finally, lighting the plant from below can cast shadows onto opposite walls and even the ceiling.
Ornamental use: This plant is frequently sold in decorative pots as a finished product rather than something to take home and re-pot in a more attractive vessel, which again makes it a good choice if you don t want to put much effort into plant care.