New Phyllostachys Nigra Question/Crisis
Hello All, I received 3 Black Bamboo plants Thursday from e-bay seller timbo4167. I was very pleased with with them. Nice looking plants, good green color, healthy looking, bigger than advertised, large root system with still damp dirt intact. In fact my plan was to pot them up and baby them for a year or so but two were bigger than any pot I had. So two were planted directly in big holes with plenty of good potting soil and one into the largest pot I had. I watered them good. It was a cloudy day. We had rain Friday and Saturday. I'm thinking this is all working out great. But when I checked the plants today (Sunday) There is a lot of color loss and some curling in the leaves. Basically I would call them wilted. Here are links to the photos.
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So after all that my question is: Is this normal when transplanting bamboo or have I made a blunder? I really believe I received the plants in as good a condition as possible and in no way are criticizing the seller. But I would hate to loose these on my second try at getting black bamboo started. Your help is much appreciated.