Drought and my bamboo (with pics!!!)

mersiepoo(6)April 21, 2009

Usually only when the temps drop below 0 would the boos look this bad, but I think Kudzu is right and the drought did it. All my boos look like this, I hope they survive and recover. :) I always thought bamboo was indestructible!

P. Nigra (henon), not even for my zone, lol! Takes FOREVER to spread, this was planted in 2002.

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hello_c_j_here(7 Cary, NC)

Ummm have you taken a close look at the plant? any green buds showing? I have never seen a P. Nigra that yellow ever recover. Sorry but I think its dead.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2009 at 8:12PM
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Hard to say from the pics, but as CJ said it might be gone.

However, I thought I lost a bamboo to the drought, but dug it up anyway and potted the remains. I watered it constantly, and today saw that it has new growth...after looking dead since January, so I wouldn't give up hope yet.

Get water to it as soon as possible.

Good Luck


    Bookmark   April 21, 2009 at 9:03PM
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Also, I'd keep an eye on that guinea...she looks suspicious. From the pic, it looks like she turned your water hose away from the bamboo so it doesn't get any water.


    Bookmark   April 21, 2009 at 9:11PM
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