Growing Bamboo Palm at Home

A Bamboo palm plant is a perfect choice if you seek a plant that is easy to care for and one that will give your home sophistication. If you are taking care of one, you ought to know several things about the plant. It's much easier that way. Keep reading!

What is a Bamboo Plant?

A Bamboo palm plant, aka Chamaedorea seifrizii, is a rare tropical plant native of North-Eastern Mexico. The rare palm tree has long fronds and stems that resemble bamboo. The plant is also commonly known as the cane palm, clustered parlor palm, or reed palm. The bamboo palm is an evergreen tree that can thrive as a border plant outdoors and a stunning indoor plant.

Intro of Bamboo plant and how to grow it at home

Chamaedorea seifrizii is an evergreen perennial that thrives during the summer and spring rains. The plant loves high humidity, which helps it produce new young fronds. That said, the care of this plant revolves around providing and maintaining specific humidity, temperature, and soil water levels.

Bamboo palm is a foliage plant but can also flower. It has dioeciously flowers; male and female flowers grow on different plants. The plant produces the most beautiful yellow blooms, which turn into orange fruits that turn black upon ripening. The plant itself is non-toxic to pets, but the fruits could be highly toxic.

The reed palm plant can grow between 1 and 10 feet wide and 3 to 20 feet tall. An indoor plant could develop into a height of up to 7 feet and 4 feet wide. The reed-like stems grow from the base forming thick clumps that make your plant look amazingly bushy.

The plant enjoys bright but indirect sunlight. The direct sun could scorch its new leaves, drying them out. Placing the plant in a location far from the wind, direct sunlight, and dry air would be a great plant to keep it healthy. The plant does well in an area with medium to high humidity and temperature between 65 and 75°F.

Types of Bamboo Palm you can find in Hong Kong.

There are numerous varieties of the Bamboo Palm plant that you may come across. Some varieties, however, are more popular than others. Some of the types you are more likely to find in gardens and gardening stores include;

  1. The dwarf bamboo palm plant: Chamaedorea radicalis is smaller than most varieties growing upto 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It thrives in cooler temperatures which makes it more versatile for most regions that experience winter.
  2. The hardy Bamboo palm plant: Chamaedorea microspadix can thrive in areas with low temperatures upto 23°F and heavy shade, earning the variety its name.
  3. The Parlor palm plant: Chamaedorea elegans is the most popular as it is the easiest to grow indoors.