Houseplants are the ultimate home accessory, adding color + gentle energy + fresh air to any space. And they’re easy to take care of – IF you know what you’re doing.
Michelle Slatalla, editor in chief of Gardenista, is bringing us houseplant care guides all season long, so you can greenify your home this season and keep your new friends alive!
Light Requirements: Filtered or indirect light (to avoid yellow leaves.)
Water Requirements: Keep soil moist but not soaking wet. Bamboo will appreciate being misted, as well.
This is a plant perhaps best contained in a pot because left to its own devices in the garden, it may prove invasive. (While you may be safe planting “clumping” varieties in the garden, you should consider “running” varieties to be Public Enemy No. 1 in most outdoor gardens.) Bamboo’s natural environment is a rainforest, so as a houseplant it will be happiest in indirect light and humid conditions.
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