In all plant life. Bamboo Palm Tree - Chamaedorea Seifrizii
Feel the Feel of the tropics with bamboo palms in or around your home. No home is complete with out real live plants. Purifies the air you breathe. Bamboo Palm - Chamaedorea Seifrizii
December 07, 2006
Have a low light area in your home or office that needs some green? You say you want a low maintenance but graceful looking palm to show off? Well, it doesn't get any better than Chamaedorea seifrizii or The Bamboo Palm.
The Bamboo Palm or Reed Palm is a relatively small graceful palm that grows to about 7 feet. Usually plants sold in nurseries or seen in collections are clumping with about 20 or 30 individual plants. Each stem is long and slender with "nodes" very similar in appearance to Bamboo. Although plants are commercially clumped together to form shrub-like specimens, this palm naturally spreads by suckers or offshoots also similar to Bamboo. The stems are tall and have about 10-15 fronds each with about 12 dark green pinnate leaflets. As the old fronds die, these should be trimmed off and the leaf bases or sheath allowed to dry out. Later these should be removed as this promotes good plant hygiene and exposes the attractive light green "bamboo stem".
Although the Bamboo Palm is mostly used indoors as it prefers shade, it can withstand higher light and will produce flowers and fruit in these environments. The flowers arise from the leaf sheaths or covering and are dull yellow in color. The fruits are usually small pea-sized berries that are orange/red in color. Caution should be used with the fruit however as it is an irritant to humans!
Outdoor Ideas and Products for your Bamboo Garden! Click here to find out more! . Bamboo Palms are very easy to grow and maintain. As with most palms, the soil should be well drained. Applying household fertilizer in the summer months will keep these palms green and healthy. The main insect problem with this palm is Spider Mite, which usually occurs in very dry areas indoors mostly in the winter months. As the webs produced are virtually invisible until it has damaged the plant significantly, a light but thorough spray mixture of water, alcohol and Safer's Soap applied once a week should prevent this. Mealy Bug, Scale, Gliocladium blight and Phytopthora bud rot can also affect this palm but they far less commonly seen.
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This graceful palm is mainly used as a specimen palm in offices, malls or homes. In warm climates (South Florida, Hawaii and California) it may be used in protected areas outside as a screen, hedge or accent to the landscape. It makes any location feel that much more tropical.
Meet the new palm that will create the zen enviroment you have always wanted. Creating a Zen place only takes minimal effort and the right type of attitude. Simplicity is ZEN. Using a Bamboo Palm can instantly change the entire feel of your space. You will not only feel more at peace but you will have a plant working for you, cleaning the air you breathe.
December 07, 2008
Besides the rains helping any drought conditions, every year it helps push out new growth on one of my favorite palms and Top 10 plants… Chamaedorea seifrizii commonly known as the “bamboo palm” or “reed palm”. There is nothing like rainwater to water your plants with. It sort of works like a natural fertilizer! Generally it’s clean and just seems to have that little extra that makes “happy plants”
Seifrizii as most palms… are grown from seed, which isn’t a fast process. The seed sprouts in about 9 months and the young seedlings are planted into small containers and grown in the shade. As the plants get larger they are then stepped to a larger size pot and placed out into the full sun.
Once the plants reach a salable size, which could take 2-5 years they are moved under shade to begin the acclimation process. Here the plants will spend the next 3 - 6 months where they’ll get their robe of dark green acclimated fronds.
What to do when you bring it home…
Most growers use a granular, time release fertilizer in growing their palms. Seifrizii is sensitive to soluble salts, so remove the fertilizer from the top of the pot and leach the soil thoroughly with water. Allow the plant to completely drain.
This plant likes to stay uniformly moist, remember that’s moist NOT wet. When the soil has dried down about one third or half way down from the top you should water the complete top of the soil. Make sure the excess water that can accumulate in the bottom of the planter is removed. These plants do not like to sit in water.
New plants can have a thick canopy… you should expect to lose of some of the interior foliage as the plant begins its acclimation to your indoor setting.
If you are over watering, you’ll usually notice the leaf tips begin to turn yellow and fall off as well as the new growth coming out very pale. The plant may also experience stem rot.
On the other side if you’re under watering the tips of Seifrizii will turn brown as well as the new growth. As with most palms the biggest problem with pest is mites. Regularly cleaning the plant’s foliage with a soapy solution will help reduce their attack.
Once your plant has become acclimated to its new interior home it can be enjoyed for a long time. Just remember to not over water the plant and provide as much bright indirect light as you can.
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December 07, 2008
What distinguishes the Seifrizii palm from other palms? The Chamaedorea Seifrizii, sometimes called the Reed palm, is a cluster type palm with clumps of graceful green fronds held upright by strong bamboo-like stalks which can grow to as tall as twelve feet. The reed-like stems and feathery green leaves remind one of bamboo as a decorative motif.
What are the best lighting conditions for my Bernecker Seifrizii palm? Because our Chamaedorea Seifrizii palm has been carefully nurtured and shade-acclimated for interior usage, it will thrive in most locations. Any lighted area (natural or artificial) should be adequate. Care should be taken to avoid both direct sunlight and low light areas such as dark corners. The palm's natural erects and symmetry can be maintained by revolving its container from time to time.
What's the best soil to use? Good soil for palms is similar to a forest topsoil. It should be light and porous with generous amounts of humus, peat, or leaf mold. It should provide good drainage and good aeration. You should also lightly fertilize your palm three or four times a year. Apply on the soil away from the stems.
How often should I water my Seifrizii? That depends on the type and size of container and, to a large extent, on the palm's location. Water thoroughly, allowing the soil to become nearly dry between waterings. The Seifrizii palm, as most Chamaedorea, will stand considerable neglect in watering. However, water left standing in a saucer will, with certainty, damage the plant.
Should I become concerned if a few of the leaves turn brown? No. When palm leaves become old, a natural process, they become dry, lose their green color, sag or break at the stem. Three to six leaves per stem is normal for the Seifrizii. Simply cut off old unsightly leaves, but be careful not to remove the leaf sheath from the stern until it is dry and easy to loosen.
What about pests and disease? Among the few pests that may afflict household palms are mites, mealy bugs, nematodes and scale. Lose no time in identification and treatment if mites are suspected. Pests other than mites should also be controlled but will not usually disfigure or cause mahor damage to the palm. Seifrizii are usually easy to maintain disease free. However, excessive watering and/or poor soil drainage can induce root and stem diseases such as Pythium, Phytophthora, or Rhizoctonia.
What's the best temperature for maintaining my Seifrizii? As previously mentioned, the Bernecker Seifrizii will do best in a shady environment. Seifrizii are hardy palm, however, and can often withstand temperatures as low as freezing (32 degrees F.). Frost may damage some leaves as may extended periods of low humidity, particularly if the soil is nearly dry.
Why are Seifrizii palms a good value? Prices of Seifrizii palms may seem higher in comparison to some other foliage plants, but when their growth rate, longer life, and durability is taken into account, they are a good investment. With reasonable care, Seifrizii will give beauty and satisfaction for many years.