The Bamboo Palm or as it is often named the Reed Palm is part of the Arecaceae family, they are rare plants native to Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.
Chamaedorea Seifrizii are very easy to grow tropical seeds and make popular exotic house plants because they are low maintenance, air purifying and do well in a variety of lighting conditions.
When to Sow Bamboo Palm Seeds
- Sow indoors all year round! The Bamboo Palm should be in a warm location to germinate.
- Germination can take up to six months, though we have seen success in as little as eight weeks!
How to Grow a Bamboo Palm
- Place your seeds into a bowl of slightly warm water for 24 hours. This kick starts the germination process.
- Fill your seed tray, or pots, with soil made up of 50/50 compost and vermiculite or horticultural sand. Moisten the compost, and scarify each seed then place one seed in each cell 2cm deep, and lightly cover with compost.
- Cover the tray with a clear plastic zip-lock bag, or anything clear that creates a greenhouse-like atmosphere.
- Place in a warm spot with light shade. The plastic cover will also help with keeping the warmth in to encourage the seeds to germinate.
- Keep the soil moist but not saturated until the seeds germinate. Keep an eye on the plastic covering, if there is water dripping, loosen the plastic slightly to give some ventilation as seeds can rot if conditions are too damp.
- The seeds can take 6 months to germinate so patience is key, remove the plastic covering as soon as they do.
- Transplant to individual 8cm pots once each seedling has 2-4 true leaves, and water well.
- In the hot summer days use a water mister regularly, but in the winter allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering. Place in the warmest room of the house in a spot with bright filtered light.
Top tip: They grow best in humid conditions, so your bathroom, conservatory or greenhouse is the perfect location for your Chamaedorea Seifrizii!
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- Seeds shipped in a padded envelope for protection.