Questions tagged [bamboo]

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What are these spots on my new bamboo palm?

Hi all! I’m new to gardening and want to know what’s going on with this palm I just bought from the Home Depot. There are white spots near the roots that look like fungus to me, brown spots higher up ...
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Cure a lucky bamboo with severe conditions

My bamboo (lucky) was sitting (in a room without heater or air conditioning). It is in a winter time where the temperature outside now drops to 15 F or -10 C. But the room temperature I think is ...
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Why can't I kill bamboo roots with bleach?

This is a follow-up to my first question on the gardening stack exchange. Unfortunately the horrid bamboo continues to plague me this summer. To the point that I'm actually considering packing up and ...
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How to eradicate bamboo from suburban SFH?

My question, about eradicating bamboo, is similar to this one but that asker said his landscape is large, at 1-acre, and hillside in Oregon. I live in a single family home with a property footprint of ...
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Identify the species of bamboo shown

kindly identify the bamboo species shown in the picture
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Lucky Bamboo and yellowing leaves [duplicate]

My lucky bamboo's leaves tips started turning brown so I moved it to get more light. This increased the problem. Just read that direct sunlight is a no-no. Now, the leaves are yellow to almost ...
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Any problems (plant health, structural longevity, etc?) with planting bamboo in a steel planter?

--- UPDATEs per feedback (from both StackExchange and Reddit) --- a. Bamboo species is "clumping growth," not "running" flavor. We don't have concerns about it "escaping." Does this change any ...
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Soil nutrient replacement, bamboo question

I know little of botany and earth science subjects. This might be a stupid question, here it goes. What I have: A hillside with a running variety of bamboo in Oregon. The bamboo shoots reach about ...
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What causes widening in the stem of a lucky bamboo?

I purchased this strange looking bamboo plant solely because it looked so unique. I am totally curious which species it could be, and why it grew a round ball shape on its stock. The length of ...
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What is a non invasive, large, structural species of Bamboo?

I just purchased some property, and I'm interested in growing bamboo to use for various projects on the property ( hoop houses, tripods ). So I'm looking for fast growing, large, non - invasive ...
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How much bamboo do I need to fill space?

Where I live, bamboo is relatively expensive... From £20-50 for a medium-large pot. I'm wondering how fast this would spread because I have an area I'd like to screen along a boundary but I'm worried ...
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Is this bamboo or just long grass?

After digging out loads of Buddleia plants and brambles I started hacking away at what I thought was just overgrown grass. However I've a feeling it might be bamboo. If so I would just like to know if ...
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Performance of a bamboo (Phyllostachys) hedge in South-West UK

I am considering a bamboo hedge. I want something with substantial culms, so Phyllostachys sp. and I would like them to stay green. I really like P. glauca. P. bissettii and P. vivax also look good. ...
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What bamboos are hardy in USDA zone 4A and can be used to make cloth?

I'm considering growing clumping bamboo for clothing; what type should I plant in order to make cloth. It hasn't been colder than -10°F in a few years (Minneapolis, Minnesota). What types should ...
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How do I naturally eradicate a stand of invasive bamboo?

I am on a 1 acre hill-side near the Oregon coast. The previous owner of this property decided it was a good idea to plant some type of invasive bamboo that covers a good 50% of the property (mostly ...
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Spreading existing bamboo patch deliberately

Would anyone know the trick to deliberately spreading an existing bamboo patch? Along my back fence a neighbors patch has spread into my yard and is providing a great natural privacy screen. So I'd ...
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How do i keep my bamboo plant straight and healthy?

I brought a packet of little bamboo plat seeds from eBay, i am not sure if this is really a species they just look good in eBay post. Now its been around 3 months and they are growing.. I tried to ...
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Will my Black Bamboo survive winter outside, zone 6

I live in Louisville, KY. Zone 6. I have a newly planted baby black bamboo plant in a large pot. I'm curious if I don't bring it in in the winter if this will completely die out and I'll have to start ...
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What bamboo is best for outdoor pots?

We live on Long Island in NY (USDA zone 7a) and want to use bamboo in planters near the front of our house. It would need to be cold hardy as we can't bring them in in the winter. Form would follow ...
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What are the effects of keeping a clumping bamboo in a pot permanently?

I'm looking at buying a couple of 15 gallon Bambusa multiplex "Green Hedge" for privacy but want to keep them both contained and with the option of moving them around as other plants mature. If I ...
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What is wrong with this Fargesia?

Looks like some kind of leaf miner, but I've never seen it before. What is it, and is there an "organic" way to treat it?