I was wondering if anyone had recomendations for a bamboo that could survive in kansas in a pot on a deck with moderate light?
Are you planning to bring it in each winter? Your Zone is pretty close to the practical limits of bamboo hardiness for in-ground plants, and bamboos in pots are much more vulnerable to the effects of cold and freezing than if they were in the ground.
Yea i would, I have several other potted plants that i care for
Most bamboo do quite well in pots. You just need to re-pot every couple of years due to the root system expanding to the edges of the pot and causing the plant to get root-bound. For that reason, you want a vase shaped pot since you will not be able to unpot a bamboo from a pot that recurves (i.e., has a top opening less than the widest diameter of the pot). Also, how tall a bamboo can you handle? Many of them will get pretty tall, even in a pot.
tall i guess i have 10 ft ceiling in my apt