Published at Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 - 05:40:33 AM. bamboo. By Adeline Fischer.
One of the things you have to watch out for when planting bamboo is the existence of bugs. Bamboo can attract a variety of bugs including mealy bugs and bamboo mite. There are pesticides however that can eliminate them. Also it would be important to regularly prune your bamboo plant. Pruning is needed so they can grow new culms. Do not hesitate to prune them at regular intervals because they will actually need it to grow properly
Choose a spot for your bamboo that gets a fair amount of sun; either full sun for part of the day or filtered sun all day. Most bamboo types do well near water but dont thrive with wet roots especially when young. For most bamboos plant in a moderately acidic loamy soil. In very heavy soil digging organic material into the dirt where you are planting can make a big difference as can heavy mulching (which will attract earthworms who will loosen the soil for you). Depth and hole size will vary depending on the type of bamboo youre planting so following the instructions of your plant source is best. Generally though youll dig a hole to about the same depth as the root ball and break up the soil around it to allow the roots room to grow out. Water thoroughly once youve filled in around the root ball and keep the plant watered for the first several weeks taking care not to overwater (the ground should be moist but not wet a few minutes after watering). Too little water is better than too much water for newly transplanted bamboo but keep in mind that new bamboo in hot or windy weather will need more water. The best time to plant bamboo varies by area but spring is usually best as it will give the bamboo plant lots of time to establish itself before winter comes. However in mild climates most of the year works well and even in cooler climates nearly any warm part of the year will work so long as there is time for your bamboo to get established for winter.
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