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How do you grow bamboo in containers and pots?

 

While some species do much better than others in pots, most bamboo (even very big timber species) can be grown in large planters with the correct soil media mix provided sufficient water, space, light, and nutrients are available. Alaska Fish Fertilizer (5-1-1) is an excellent source of nitrogen and nutrients. Bamboo needs regular irrigation during dry periods and good soil drainage is essential. Constantly saturated, soggy soil will kill most potted plants, including bamboo. It is essential to use a potting soil mix with coarse bark, sand, and/or perlite to ensure good drainage. Bamboo tends to grow somewhat smaller in pots unless large containers are used. In winter place potted bamboo in sheltered locations away from desiccating winds, remove saucers making sure the potting soil drains well, and ensure pots don’t freeze (bury smaller pots in dry soil or surround them with mulch). Remember that some winter watering may be required, but always ensure adequate drainage. Most bamboo species grow quickly, producing large root systems, so use larger pots and containers.

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Recommended bamboos for specific situations:

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Is bamboo difficult to grow?

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Will bamboo spread uncontrollably?

Clumping bamboo species will not spread and are generally low maintenance plants. See More...

Bamboo Barriers?

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What’s the best planting method?

Dig a hole twice as large as the pot containing the bamboo. If the excavated soil See More...

What’s the best spacing for bamboo screens or hedges?

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Selecting the right bamboo variety for your landscape:

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What is the growth pattern for bamboo?

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How do you kill bamboo (intentionally or accidentally)?

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