How to Grow Bamboo Plants Indoors
Growing Bamboo as houseplants, has become somewhat of the rage. It's popularity
has increased steadily. Bamboo is easy to grow with little attention, and
thrives in almost any light. Native to China, Bamboo is the favorite food
of Panda Bears. There are several hundred varieties of bamboo.
When grown indoors as houseplants, bamboo is planted in containers filled
with decorative stones. Water is added and voila..................you have
a beautiful green plant.
You can also grow some varieties indoors in soil. Plants grown in soil will
grow faster and larger, than plants grown in water.
Bamboo is a lucky symbol, bringing you good fortune. This is a major
cause to its popularity. It is most notably a symbol to be lucky in love.
Bamboo plants can be grown from cuttings. Select young canes and root in
Bamboo is also propagated from Rhizomes. The Rhizomes should be planted in
large containers. The basic varieties are categorized as clumping or running
which describes the growth of the plants. Clumping varieties are best for
Care and Maintenance:
Bamboo Grown in Water:
Place rooted canes in a container filled with decorative stones. Fill the
container with water. The water should be replaced routinely. Place
the plant in full, partial, or filtered light. The plant will grow
slowly. Fertilizers are not needed. However, adding a little liquid
fertilizer from time to time, will cause the plant to grow a little faster.This
plant does not need a lot of light, and will grow better in partial shade,
making it an ideal houseplant.
Bamboo Grown Indoors in Soil:
Clumping varieties work best. Select a large container with holes in the
bottom for drainage. Bamboo likes loose and rich soil that drains well. Use
plenty of peat moss and other loose medium. Fill partially with soil. Plant
the rhizomes an inch or two deep. If you have a small plant, plant it in
the container about level with the depth the roots currently are at. Water
thoroughly, and keep soil moist.
Place the plant in partial sunlight. Water when the soil begins to dry out.
At no time should the rhizomes be allowed to be wet. When growing in soil,
apply a general purpose fertilizer, or one high in nitrogen on an occasional
basis. Plant spikes work well.
Whether grown in water, or in soil, plants should be long lived.
How to Grow Bamboo Outdoors
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