Published at Sunday, March 17th, 2019 - 13:41:58 PM. bamboo. By Aurick Koch.
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
The bamboo culm is also known as the stem or stalk which generally tends to be a tall woody shoot that emerges from the Rhizome bud this young shoot quickly grows and reaches its full height with 100 days. The height that the Culm reaches in its first year will be its final height. However the Bamboo plant will continue to develop thicker and taller culms. The Culm (stem) tends to be cylindrical in shape which tapers towards the top. The place on the stem where a leafy branch or bud arises marked by a prominent line is known as the Node. As older leaves drop there is a constant regeneration and young leaves are produced these branches and leaves continue to increase in number each year generally the bamboo culm will continue to develop branches until the culm reaches about 7 years old. After this stage the culm should be thinned out of the grove.
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