Bamboo palm. The Bamboo Palm is an excellent option for you if you want a delicate, tropical touch in a well-lit space. What you should know before purchasing a Bamboo Palm is as follows:
Forget everything you thought you knew about watering this plant indoors if you have bamboo outside.
Although it can accept less light than other types of palms, this one will flourish close to an east, south, or west-facing window. This palm will therefore continue to grow well under good, filtered natural light or bright fluorescent light.
You won’t need to feed this palm for at least 6 months after you get it, just like with other plants that are supplied fresh from Florida. This is due to the fact that the soil still contains nutrients from the time the palm was first to spread. After a year, it can be fed three times a year with a full fertilizer designed for indoor plants.
This plant can be difficult to clean because of its many stems, many leaves, and many leaflets. On this plant, you could use the feather duster even though we still prefer to clean with water and a mild soap solution. But be careful—using a feather duster to transfer insects from one plant to another is a common practice. Additionally, it’s crucial with this plant because Chams are prone to spider mites.
It is simple to simply give a slight twist and pick off the older leaves at the bottom of the plant when they start to yellow and become brown. Only if a stem grows very tall or is out of proportion to the rest of the plant will you need to prune a Cham. In that situation, we advise clipping the stem at the point where it first appears from the ground. Because the plant does not produce new growth from mid-stem pruning cuts, you should never cut a stem in half.
There’s always a potential that a mealybug will make your bamboo palm their home. If you come across one of these, grab the spray bottle and fill it with a weak soap solution. Spray them every day until they are gone.
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