Domestic bamboo is an attractive addition to any home or office. It is an ornamental grass with a light, airy look. Bamboo is thought to have originated in China where it has been used to make household objects for centuries. When fully grown, bamboo has a woody like texture that can be used as building material. Bamboo plants are easy to grow indoors when potted and cared for properly.
Place your potted bamboo near a window or on a porch with full sun. Turn the pot occasionally so all sides get equal sun exposure.
Water your bamboo deeply 2-3 times per week. Pour filtered water into the pot until you see it run out of the bottom. Never allow roots to sit in standing water.
Mist your bamboo daily with a spray bottle full of water. Bamboo plants like high humidity and should be kept free from dust.
Use a slow-release fertilizer high in nitrogen to feed your bamboo plant. Bamboo plants are highly susceptible to root burn. Always carefully follow the directions on the package.
Regularly remove brown or yellow leaves from your bamboo plant. Cut withered and dying culms at soil level to redirect the plant's energy to healthy stems.