I have a hard time spending $70 per 3 gal plant and having it shipped half way across the country, when I see bamboo all around me.
Is it possible clone bamboo by using vegetative cloning? (By taking a leaf or culm cutting, dipping it into cloning hormone, and rooting it in soil, rockwool, or perlite.)
I've read about the cloning method where you dig up the rhizome. I have some experience with acquiring cuttings from strangers, I'm afraid I might not get a warm response if I show up at someone's door with shovel asking for some of their bamboo.
I built a collection of over 100 varieties of cacti and succulents by getting cuttings from strangers, and it's a lot easier to tell someone you just need to cut off one pad or segment.
Thanks in advance for your help,