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Bamboo Palm Plant Care

Posted by Alexander Holdinghausen on

Palms are robust, low maintenance, and a classic addition to any plant collection. Though Palms are unmistakably tropical, their elegant fronds will complement any decor. Palms tend to grow slowly, so you don’t need to worry about them outgrowing their spot too quickly.

 

Light

Your Palm prefers bright indirect light but can adapt to medium to low light areas. Keep out of direct sunlight, as it will scorch the fronds.

Water

Water your Palm when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

Humidity

Your Bamboo Palm will thrive in average household humidity. However, it will appreciate added humidity through frequent misting, using a pebble tray, or placing a humidifier nearby.

Temperature

Protect your Palm from cold drafts from windows, air conditioning vents, or doors. Your plant can tolerate temperatures as low as 10 degrees but prefers room temperatures between 15-25 degrees.

Food

Fertilize your Palm once a month during spring and summer with a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.

Toxicity

Your Palm is non-toxic to humans and pets.

Additional Care

Water using room temperature filtered water, if possible. This avoids salt buildup in the soil, which can lead to browning of your Palm’s fronds. If you don’t have a filtration system–no worries! You can flush the soil a few times a year if you start to notice salt buildup in the form of a white crust-like cover on the top of the soil. Do this by removing that top later of soil and slowly but generously watering your Palm with about four times your pot’s volume of water. Allow water to completely drain from the pot and empty the saucer of any excess water before placing your Palm back in its place.


 

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