Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii)

Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii)

Also known as, the reed palm, this small palm thrives in shady indoor spaces and often produces flowers and small berries. It tops the list of plants best for filtering out both benzene and trichloroethylene. They are also a good choice for placing around furniture that could be off-gassing formaldehyde.

Care: Although this palm requires bright light to flourish, do not place it in direct sunlight. Keep the soil moist and feed your plant monthly during summer with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer. Placing the plant where air circulates freely and occasional misting both help deter spider mites.

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