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Overview

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Remove dead or yellow leaves. Regularly inspect your plant for dying or dead leaves and pinch them off at the base of the stem.

Things You'll Need

  • Bamboo plant
  • Container
  • Potting soil
  • Rocks (optional)
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Mulch

References

  • Bamboo Planting
  • Mr Bamboo
Keywords: bamboo, potted bamboo, bamboo care

About this Author

Kelsey Erin Shipman has worked as a travel writer, poet, journalist and award-winning photographer since 2004. Her work has appeared in various newspapers, magazines and journals. Shipman has also authored three collections of poetry: "Cold Days," "Bastante" and "Short Poems." She earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Southwestern University.