***** I want to know if i can grow tall pieces of bamboo from some lucky chinese bamboo that i got in seattle. Preferably it would grow to be 5' 6', but I doubt that can be done with a good production of stalks.
**** Also, a neighbor grows some. It grows about 8'. This is the ideal bamboo, how could I get my own bamboo growing from his?I if you could help me that would be*nice.
Last thing, how would I dry the stalks of bamboo? I will be using them as poles for my garden.
lucky bamboo isn't bamboo at all but a dracaena. It can grow over 6' tall
(ours does) but I'm not sure you can dry it, or whether it would make good
poles - in fact, I doubt that.
You should be able to grow a bamboo plant from your neighbor's if he or
she gives you a part of the root clump. It may grow from cuttings but I
don't have experience with that. Drying bamboo is easy: you just cut it
and let it dry.
Hi, Jessie was a previous user of mine that I forgot the password to.http://www.helpfulgardener.com/phpBB...on_redface.gif*Anyway what would I do with the roots and how what type of soild do they like? Thanks!
sorry, didn't find your question until now, hope it's not too late.
If it's lucky bamboo, any kind of relatively open soil that holds a good bit of moisture.
Lucky bamboo, given the right conditions, will sprout roots out of any part of the
stem, you can just put it in water. It likes temperatures in the 70s and 80s.
Keep moist but not soggy (unless you stuck it into a vase - BTW, I'd apply that to
real bamboo as well).
Different kinds of bamboo have different growth habits, so for bamboo
it may depend on what kind of bamboo, but it tends to grow if it isn't completely
dried out and dead.
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Hi , Srry* was kinda out for the wingter but i'm back now! Thank for the help!
Alright, I looked it up and I think i will just buy some bamboo. I am thinking about the fishing pole variety if thats its real name. I really wanna get started*because I have some projects that involve building with bamboo(I know* that this could take about six years to get enough bamboo). So is there any stuff i need to know* that i can't look up by myself?
I don't have a whole lot of experience with
bamboo myself. It usually takes a fair amount of
water, and it grows in spurts.
The giant bamboo here grows new shoots about
once a year, and they grow 30 ft in a matter of
Bamboos come in all shapes and sizes, make sure
that you get the size you need.
Thanks for the reply Maren I'll make sure I know all about this variety! Thanks!
JSTR11, good to see you back.* If you will be planting the bamboo in the ground do make sure it's ok with your parents.* Some bamboos are considered 'runners' and can be nearly impossible to get rid of once established.* They also can quickly take over a yard.* Get the botanical name and do alot of research on which one you plan on planting.*
Thanks! I'll make sure I do plenty of research!