Grow Bamboo Indoors

achang89(Z6)June 18, 2012

I have some variegated short bamboos. They grow to 4' max and have relatively large leaves. They seem good candidate to grow inside. I do not have good place outside for them since I have other bamboos and I do not want to mix them together.

I do not know the specy of the bamboo. It looks like this:

http://www.bamboogarden.com/Sasaella%20masamuneana%20'Albostriata'.html

and

http://www.bamboogarden.com/Pleioblastus%20fortunei.html

Are they going to too aggressive to grow indoor?

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

It won't be a problem, especially since bamboo grown indoors grows more slowly than when it is outdoors. You might want to re-pot every several years, but otherwise there's nothing to worry about. Just give them adequate light and water and don't have them by a heat register where the leaves could dry out. You may need to mist the leaves during the dry winter.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 11:16AM
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steve_nj(7-a)

You can grow them in tubs outdoors for the summer and in a barely heated place for the winter. 40 degrees is fine.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 11:45PM
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denninmi(8a)

I've potted up as they emerged in spring the extra shoots of Phyllostachys a couple of times and brought them in for the winter, they seemed to be an almost indestructible houseplant as long as they were watered. They all ended up back outside in the ground because my house is just too small as it is. If I had the room and a big McMansion I would have big pots of bamboo heading for my cathedral ceilings.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 12:33PM
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