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Plants That Purify: Bamboo Palm

We all could benefit from a cheap and beautiful way to improve a home's indoor air quality. That's why I'm bringing you an ongoing series on house plants that are particularly good at purifying the air.

Next up in our series is the bamboo palm.

To find out more about this hardy house plant, just


Bamboo palm, which is also known as reed palm, is a low-maintenance houseplant that prefers rainwater or distilled water to tap water. This plant is susceptible to spider mites and mealy bugs, so be careful to avoid insect infestations. Place your bamboo palm in indirect sunlight and allow the plant to stay moist, but not wet. If any water accumulates in the bottom of the planter, dump it out, as bamboo plants hate to sit in water.


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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Thanks ehadams!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I love bamboo! I want some plants!
dabirch dabirch 9 years
really nice plant, but it can grow at odd angles so learn to prune!!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
if only i could get house plants delivered...they're hard to take on the bus!
ehadams ehadams 9 years
I want some of these in my new place! Aimeeb: my dogs eat the bamboo at my mom's house all the time and LOVE it. It never makes them sick and the vet told me it was fine for them, because it is basically just like grass. Hope that helps. :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love it. Is it cat friendly?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I need this!!! I ahve 3 bamboos already which are getting SO big and pretty! Now I need this palm!
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