Hope For Broken Culms?
I had just bought four 5 gallon containers of Phyllostachys nigra "Hale". I had a little problem transporting them home, which resulted in breaking two extremely long culms at the top of each shoot.
One damaged culm is 12 ft. tall. It is softer and more flexible like a whip, but, unfortunately, was broken in three places at the top foot of the shoot.
The other damaged culm is about 7 ft. tall. It is more woody and harder than the other shoot that was broken. This shoot was broken at a foot and a half from the top.
My husband and I put splints on each culm where they broke, gave them more support by resting them against our fence, and gave everyone a good soaking.
What can I expect to now happen to these two culms? Will they continue to grow? If so, how tall could I expect them to be? Because of these culms breaking where they did, would this influence, like lessen, any future growth of each bamboo plant in each of their individual containers? Is there anything else we can do for these culms? Did my husband and I do the right thing by putting these splints on them?
Thank you for your time and attention to my message!