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What are some tips for growing bamboo palm?

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Grow a bamboo palm by placing it in a good location, keeping it moist and feeding it once a month at most. Regularly snip off any dried, wilted or yellowing foliage.

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Plant bamboo palm trees in indirect or filtered light using well-drained soil. If growing a potted bamboo palm, place it in a southeast-facing window. If fronds fail to grow, give the plant more light. The bamboo palm needs warm temperatures up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day with a minimum of 60 F during the night.

Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil moist but not soggy. Pour out the drainage tray after each watering to prevent the roots from sitting in the water and developing rot. During the winter, only water the plant once the soil dries out, and place the plant in a location with a temperature between 55 and 60 F.

Feed the plant once a month during the growing season with a diluted or slow-release fertilizer. Browning leaves is a sign of excessive fertilization or too much salt in the soil. Rinse the plant with lukewarm water regularly to rinse away excess salt or any pests. Regularly snip off any dried, yellowed or diseased foliage.

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