Bamboo Palm - The Beautiful Lovable Palms
The Bamboo Palms
The bamboo palm (chamaedorea seifrizii) is a beautiful, commonly kept houseplant that works as an air purifier. It has a bamboo like stem and a few of these stems grow from an underground bulb of roots. Leaves are flat, soft and fragile. It will grow to a maximum height of about 10 feet.
Here is some more information on this plant.
You can easily propagate this plant from seeds. Remove the fruit coating from the seed after soaking it in warm water for a couple of days. Soaking the fruits make it easier for you to pull the fruit off of it. Then germinate the seed in rich soil mix either in re-closable zip lock bags or some tub or tray. Make sure the soil mix is always moist but not wet. You will not have to keep the soil moist manually in the reclosable bag because it will retain the moisture. The bamboo palm seeds can take a lot of time for germination. They can take up to nine months to germinate. Once the seeds have germinated and developed a root system, you can place them in pots. Never expose the seedlings to bright or direct sunlight if you want them to survive.
Their scientific name is chamaedorea seifrizii.
It is not a hardy plant and will die without proper care.
Water: Water frequently and keep the soil uniformly moist but not wet. This plant being a native to tropical areas requires frequent watering.
Soil: Well drained and rich soil.
Sun: Never place it in direct sunlight. I almost kill a beautiful healthy bamboo palm with direct sunlight. Keep it in moderate indirect sunlight. In its native range, the plant grows under the shade of thick trees.
Temperature: Moderate, prevent it from extreme cold.
Some More Care tips:
Prune lower unhealthy branches on a regular basis.
Fertilize it infrequently during the growing season with a mild fertilizer.
Keep the leaves clean.
This plant is an amazing air purifier and removes some toxic elements from the air around it.