My Bamboo is Shooting!!!!!
I am so excited! I was misting and watering my bamboo, which has become a daily occurrence, when all of a sudden I noticed a six-inch shoot poking up out of the mulch! I swear, it wan't there yesterday!
I have been reading about whip shoots, as I have heard mention of them, and I feared it was too good to be true; however, as far as I can tell, it is an honest-to-goodness shoot.
I previously said that the current culms were leafing out, because they appear to be adding new branches and leaves regularly, but perhaps this is different than leafing out?
When I purchased the bamboo, it had lots of branches with lots of leaves on each culm, but it had been filling in more and more since I potted them up. Does older growth keep filling in every growing season? Is filling in different than leafing out? I am keeping my fingers crossed that maybe I'll see some more shoots!!!