Plant Care Bamboo Palm

Bamboo Palm

4.9 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Bamboo Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Bamboo Palm

One of the most popular of the houseplant palms, the bamboo palm is an excellent choice for adding a tropical flair to your space. The plant gets its name from its growth pattern which is very similar to that of bamboo. In their native habitat of Central America they can grow up to twelve feet, though houseplants tend to be smaller and reach around six feet in height. 🌴


Chamaedorea seifrizii

Also known as

Reed Palm

How to care for Bamboo Palm


How often to water your Bamboo Palm

Water needs for Bamboo Palm
0.5 cups
every 12

Bamboo Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bamboo Palm

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bamboo Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bamboo Palm: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bamboo Palm may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bamboo Palm in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bamboo Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bamboo Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bamboo Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Bamboo Palm is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Bamboo Palm

Bamboo Palm

Bamboo Palm

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Bamboo Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Bamboo Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Bamboo Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Bamboo Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Bamboo Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Bamboo Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Valeriealvarez_ avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 77 XP
globe Quantico, VA

He’s a whole bad bitch!!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Brittany avatar
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,966 XP
globe Calgary, Alberta

Mine got spider mites pretty quickly after purchasing. But it’s a beautiful looking plant!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Laylaschropp avatar
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 312 XP
globe Eugene, OR

I’ve had it for a week and I find it a super relaxed parenthood and that it is low maintenance

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Tinybabysloth avatar
leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 2,928 XP

A bit tricky, but once it’s in the right environment and on the proper water schedule is a lovely and vibrant plant!

Antoinette avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 337 XP
globe Charlotte, NC

The bamboo palm was my first plant. While she has decreased in leaves and size (I had to trim off lots of sun & water damage) she continues to put out a new leaf every now and again. I am learning her love language and hope I can save her.

Survivor Survivor
Kaylathrivesonlife29 avatar
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 2,463 XP
globe Mayfield Heights, OH

I had a problem with browning at first but a little more soil management and a self watering pit have helped this beauty stay lush!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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