Starbright Plant/Flower Care Guide

Bamboo Palm

Bamboo Palm
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Light

Medium to bright indirect light.

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Water

Always allow the top 1/3 of the soil of a Bamboo Palm to dry out before watering. Never allow a Bamboo Palm to sit in water. Do not use water that has passed through a softener on a Bamboo Palm because it has a high salt content and it will damage the leaves of a Bamboo Palm. Leaf tips turn pale and green leaves fall off a Bamboo Palm because of over-watering. New growth and leaf tips on a Bamboo Palm turn brown from under-watering.

Humidity

Prefers high humidity.

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Temperature

Average to warm 65-80°F/18-27°C

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Soil

Bamboo Palms required a well-aerated potting soil that drains quickly but still retains water.

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Fertilizer

Feed monthly spring through summer with a fertilizer high in nitrogen at ½ the recommended strength. Don't use plant food if a Bamboo Palm is not actively growing or if the soil is very dry.

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Propagation

Bamboo Palms are propagated from seeds, taking 2-5 years to reach a decent size.