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How to Care for a Palm Bamboo Plant

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Overview

The palm bamboo plant is both pretty to look out and an excellent addition to any interior decoration. These plants can be easily kept lush and green in almost any home and usually grow to between 3 and 6 feet tall. As long as they have enough sunlight and water, they are easy plants to take care of and can provide a nice exotic appeal to your house.

Step 1

Water the palm bamboo plant. It is best to administer water that is at room temperature, as water that is too cold can actually cause the palm to wilt and die. Water should be given to the bamboo palm from the top of the soil. Allow the water to soak through the entire pot and to the bottom portion where the majority of the roots lie. Then, be sure that the plant's pot is placed on top of a drip tray that can collect any extra water, which you should get rid of so that the soil does not stay soaked. A palm should be planted in slightly wet soil, but don't let too much water pool, because that can cause root damage.

Step 2

Fertilize the plant. You can buy a special palm bamboo plant food fertilizer from a garden supply store. Look for one with nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potassium and follow the directions on the container as to how much should be given and how often. It is best to pick out a fertilizer that is time released. Once you have fertilized the palm bamboo plant, be sure to add water to the soil and drain any excessive water.

Step 3

Keep leaves pruned. Using shears, cut away yellow, brown or wilted leaves so that they don't infect the others.

Step 4

Remove pests. Kill any mites that feast on your palm with a solution of water and a small amount of liquid soap and mist this all over the palm's leaves as well as the base. Be sure to hit all sides of the leaves.

Tips and Warnings

  • Be diligent in removing any excess water present in the soil of your palm tree. They can get root diseases and potentially die if the soil is overly soaked.

Things You'll Need

  • Palm bamboo plant
  • Pot and drip tray
  • Fertilizer
  • Potting soil
  • Pruning shears
  • Soapy water mixture

References

  • Bamboo Palm Care
  • Plant Care Encyclopedia: Bamboo Palm
Keywords: palm bamboo, palm bamboo plant care, indoor plants

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