Once established in the ground, bamboo can be a nightmare to control. Potting a bamboo plant can be the perfect solution. Choose a container that is narrow enough to keep the roots close together, but deep enough for the roots to support upright stalks. Place on a porch or near a window to give your home a peaceful look and feel. Follow these simple steps to care for your potted bamboo plant.
Pot your bamboo in rich soil. Potted bamboo plants require nutrient-dense potting soil and grow best in a slightly acidic environment. Be sure the soil drains well and place a layer of rocks on the bottom of the pot for additional drainage if needed.
Water regularly. Bamboo plants are water-hungry and should be watered as soon as the topsoil becomes dry. Take care not to leave the plant in standing water.
Mist your plant daily. Bamboo flourishes in humid environments and enjoys water spray. Use a spray bottle to lightly mist your plant and encourage new growth.
Place in full sun. Bamboo plants need lots of sun to be healthy but can tolerate partial shade. Choose a sunny location to keep your bamboo plant in and adjust the location if needed.
Remove dead or yellow leaves. Regularly inspect your plant for dying or dead leaves and pinch them off at the base of the stem.