The easy care indoor plant.
If you are looking for an easy care indoor plant, then Chameadorea sefritzii is one to consider. With good foliage, the ability to grow well in low light conditions and an attractive clumping habit, with its bamboo like stems it justifiably earns the name of ‘Bamboo Palm‘.
It sends up bamboo like canes however the foliage is much more attractive and adds a tropical look to landscaping projects.
Deep green dense foliage is the main attraction with indoor landscapers also finding the easy care nature a real advantage. They are not only used indoors, they also suited to growing outdoors in a shaded protected position.
Chameadorea sefritzii Care
Use a good quality potting mix and a deep pot. Bamboo palms have a deep root system.
Fertilise in spring with a slow release fertiliser. Applications of a liquid seaweed fertiliser form spring through summer will assist with good foliage growth.
Water well through the active growing season and cut back on water during winter. Never allow the soil to become soggy, and allow the soil to dry a little between waterings.
Repotting will be required after a few years. Wait until the plant and its root system have filled the pot. You will then need to pot the plant up. At this time some of the offsets can be removed to propagate more plants.
Chameadorea sefritzii – Information
- Botanical Name – Chameadorea sefritzii
- Common Name – Bamboo Palm.
- Height – To 6m over time, usually around 2 – 3 metres when grown in containers.
- Spread – Upright, however clump forming
- Growth Rate – Medium
- Soil – Well drained humus rich
- Light – Good filtered light. Foliage will fade in bright light.
- Temperature – To 10°C and best in areas protected from the heat of the afternoon.
- Drought tolerant – Yes for short periods.
Chameadorea sefritzii is available for sale from the following participating growers
685 Mickleham Rd, GreenVale,Vic 3059
Grass trees, palms, ferns, bromeliads, cycads, cordylines, yucca, bannanas, birds of paradise, succulents, dracaenas, ponytails, for all gardens sizes from small to large landscaped gardens. Advanced Date Palms available.