Published at Sunday, March 17th, 2019 - 13:30:01 PM. bamboo. By Alarik Braun.
Most bamboo can be broadly classified into two categories of clumping bamboo or a running bamboo. The former is a slow grower whereas those falling the latter category grows really fast. Some well-known clumping bamboo are Chinese Mountain Timor Black White Dragon and Candy Cane. Examples of running bamboo includes Golden Grove Yellow Grove Golden Square and Dwarf White-stripe.
Bamboo is a pretty versatile adapting plant and if youve chosen the right type for your area and planted it in a good spot it should do well with very little care once established. However if you want to maximize growth there are three important parts of bamboo care to keep in mind: mulching fertilizing and watering. A thick mulch can do a great deal to protect the roots of your bamboo especially if you are growing bamboo that is only borderline hardy to your area or if planting later in the year and it can also provide nutrients and help the soil to stay moist. Just about any organic mulch will work. The leaves that fall from your bamboo throughout the year and especially in spring are best left on the ground where they can act as part of the mulch and recycle nutrients back into the soil. Grass is the best mulch for bamboo but hay and wood chippings are also great choices. For quickest growth fertilize in the Spring after the plant is well established. A general chemical fertilizer is OK but a light layer of cow manure (or any other cool manure) will work better (as well as being cheaper and better for the environment). Bamboo does pretty well without too much water but if you want your plants to thrive throughout the dry seasons youll need to water them regularly letting the ground dry out between waterings.
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