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Plant Identification: Trees for indoors

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December 28, 2012
11:04 AM

Post #9369102

Hello there,

Is this bamboo? It's a bit hard to see clearly from the photo. And does could anyone recommend an indoor tree?

Thank you!

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Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 28, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9369136

Does look like bamboo, but I don't think that's a good indoor plant choice.
A palm is sort of similar and much easier to find and care for. The kind of palm that we around here always see included in shipments of large indoor tropicals. It has many stems and they end in divided leaves that look like a lot of grass blades lined up.
Municipality of Murr, PA

December 29, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9369961

Also in that picture, SAFA76, notice the scale of those plants. They appear to be in a large atrium, possibly in a commercial building lobby.
I'd also recommend any type of Dracaena which does well in a home environment. They have tall stems and can get quite tall.


Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

December 29, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9369973

Bamboo isn't the best plants for indoors, as Sallyg mentioned. For a similar look, go for a Rhapis excelsa or R. humilis which are readily available in the trade and much easier to maintain.

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