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Bamboo Palm

Chamaedorea Seifrizii
Chamaedorea Seifrizii commonly known as Bamboo Palm, this decorative palm with its exceptional shade tolerance, makes a fantastic houseplant and ideal plant for many environments. The deep green foliage of bamboo palm adds wonderful depth to your house plant collection.

 
General Care

Light:
Chamaedorea seifrizii is requiring a partly shaded to shade position. This palm prefers shade but can be adapted to partial shade.

Temperature:
Though Chamaedorea seifrizii can tolerate a wide range of temperatures, they do best in normally warm rooms 18-24°C. It tolerates winter minimum temperature of about 13°C.

Humidity:
Even though Chamaedorea seifrizii will tolerate dry air, it may cause frond tips to turn brawn. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly.

Watering:
Water once or twice a week and permit water to remain in the saucer. Chamaedorea seifrizii require good drainage and the soil should be allowed to dry slightly between watering..

Feeding:
Chamaedorea seifrizii palms are sensitive to soluble salts, but they will benefit from a couple of application of recommended liquid fertiliser at half strength during the growing season to encourage strong, lush growth.

Grow Medium:
Chamaedorea seifrizii palms grow best in moist, humus rich, well-drained potting mix. They need mildly acidic to mildly alkaline potting mix for healthy growth.

Common Problems
Chamaedorea seifrizii are usually easy to maintain.
Spider mites – These very small, spider-like, eight-legged insects, cluster on the underside of the leaves, sucking sap and causing yellowing and mottling. Regularly cleaning the palm’s foliage with a soapy solution will help reduce mites’ attacks.
Excessively wet potting mixture encourage leaf spot disease caused by a bacterium and producing dark brown spots on the leaves. Cut off infested leaves and spray with an adequate fungicide.
Dry potting mixture may cause yellowing the leaves, especially during the summer. Thoroughly moisten the potting mixture.
Dry air may cause dull colour in leaves and tips become brown and dry. Regularly mist the palm fronds, especially during hot weather.

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