BOTANICAL NAME: Chamaedorea seifrizi
COMMON NAME: Bamboo Palm / Reed Palm
DESCRIPTION: Small dwarf palm with clustering slender cane-like stems, alternatively furnished near the top with broadly spreading pinnate fronds, the leaflets of which are long, narrow and spaced apart giving the plant a lacy look.
LIGHT/POSITION: Medium to high light for optimum growth. Very light sensitive and should be turned 1/4 turn each visit.
WATERING: High users of water in bright situations.
CLEANING: Needs to be kept free of dust. Spray regularly with soap mixture and wipe over.
PESTS: Spidermite but also mealy bug and scale, particularly in a hot and dry air position.
DISEASES: None generally in interiorscape.
FERTILISING: Weak, regular liquid fertilising in high light and warm situations. Can be fast growers – use fertiliser rapidly.
PRUNING: Necessary only for limiting height or removal of spent leaves.
PRESENTATION: Should be well shaped on all sides, straight canes in clusters with mid to dark green fronds.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Readily available, quick growers, compact cylindrical growth for limited space position in good light.