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[Decorating Ideas] Grow Bamboo Indoors

How to Grow Bamboo Indoors

6 Easy Steps to Success !

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A great indoor plant that you can grow in your home.

Bamboo is easy to care for, and is great for interior spaces with dim natural light.

With these simple steps, you can brighten up your home with healthy plants.

Growing Instructions

  1. Buy a healthy bamboo chute. Bamboo will grow its own new roots, so you just need to make sure you choose a chute that’s a healthy shade of light green – neither yellow nor dark green
  2. Choose an interesting transparent container to keep your plant. That way you can see the roots!  Choose a container that’s an appropriate size and shape for your chute

  3. To keep the bamboo standing up, add pebbles, glass marbles, or stones to the container. You can get creative and combine  it with the design of your home!

  4. Make sure that your bamboo is kept with 2-3 inches of the stem submerged in water. Unlike some other plants, bamboo likes to take root in a few inches of water constantly in order to grow and be healthy. You cannot over water the plant! Refill the water as necessary to keep it at this level.

  5. Find a home in your home for the plant. Bamboo likes filtered sunlight, not direct sunlight. I  keep mine in my bathroom, which doesn’t get a lot of light.

  6. Keep tabs on your plant. If it starts to wilt, move it to a place with more light. Make sure the water level is high enough. And lastly, enjoy!

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Are Plumeria on Your Favorite Flower List?

Art Pint - Plumeria

Plumeria I Square

FIVE FACTS ABOUT PLUMERIA

  1. Plumeria is related to the Oleander
  2. It’s common name is Frangipani
  3. Both possess poisonous, milky sap (similar to Euphorbia among them the Poinsettia)
  4. Flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar , and simply dupe their pollinators as they move from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar.

AND THE BIG NUMBER 5 It’s the flower most requested by people at my street fair booth.

Every week, without fail, I get asked, “Do you have a painting of Plumeria?“ And weekly for about 5 years, my answer was simply…No, but I will soon. Then last fall a couple bought 3 pieces of my artwork, which were all tropical in nature.

Of course she asked the famous question. And I promptly answered…no, but I will soon.

OK I finally did it. The painting…Plumeria I White. (I knew there were more in sight)

DO YOU HAVE A PAIR OF PLUMERIA?

That became the next most often asked question. It didn’t take very long and then there was Plumeria III Pink.

Art Print - Plumeria

Plumeria III Square

Now there are a pair of Plumeria paintings and that’s just how people are buying them.

OK so you want to know … where is Plumeria II painting? That is another story, for another time.

Where Can I Buy Your Plumeria Prints?

How to make a Plumeria LEI

If you love Plumerias, then here’s what you need in order to make a Plumeria LEI

  • Jar of Vaseline
  • 6″ or 12″ Lei needle or…
  • ( 3″ or 4″ Upholstery needle, buy smallest Diameter.)
  • 4 to 8 Pound Fishing Line or strong thread.
  • 50 to 60 Plumeria Flowers
  • One 1 Gallon Ziplock bag
  • Measuring Tape

Now go to Plumeria 101 and learn to make a Lei Step by Step

Join Me in the Studio

Are You Visiting Palm Springs Soon?

What to do on the weekend in the Palm Springs area?

Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair.

I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

Personal Studio Tour

Call ahead for an appointment to have your tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits.

If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.