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Repotting a bamboo plant, need help..........

Old 02-19-06, 08:47 AM
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Question Repotting a bamboo plant, need help..........

My daughter has a little bamboo plant we purchased from a store. When we got this plant, it came in a little 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 x 4" deep pot, and was only 7" high. It now grew to over 16" high and some of the leaves are turning brown. I think it's time to replant this bamboo, but I don't know what kind of soil to use. Can you use regular plant potting soil? Any advice?
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Some loose sand or soil mixture that drains readily should do well.
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Help with bamboo

I have been trying to locate seeds to experiment with bamboo growing, and one source of excellent information I found is the American Bamboo Society. They have been very informative and helpful, and I am sure they will be able to get you some expert advice.

Good luck.

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Bamboo seeds, now there is a rare item.
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Bamboo flowers and seeds only on rare occasions. Seeds are likely difficult to find in the USA as live plants and seeds must undergo a two-year quarantine if imported.
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Try a search over here also

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Fargesia nitida is currently flowering in the US. Seed should be available in the fall for the next couple of years until the current plants die. The new plants should last about 120 years before they flower. It is a mountain clumper that needs cool summers and shade.

There are other seeds available on ebay but remember that to get them into the US you would have to break the law and smuggle them in or buy from someone that smuggled them in.

The current quarantine period for bamboo is one year. It was changed about three years ago.


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