Bamboo as indoor plant

cathmint(CT)September 11, 2012

I am looking for a clump forming tropical bamboo that could be used in a container indoors as a houseplant. I understand that it shouldn't be a bamgoo that requires cold dormancy as that could result in excessive leaf drop. The room in which it will be placed is south facing and has 8' ceilings. Any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

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Maybe Bambusa multiplex 'Tiny Fern' or Fernleaf.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 9:29PM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

I'm unaware of any bamboo, clumping or running, that need cold dormancy to prevent leaf drop. Where did you find that info?

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 3:59AM
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botanicalbill(9b SWFlorida)

I have the same question but different species. Rather than making a new post, Ill tag along in this post.

I have red margin bamboo and b. gracillis in containers on my patio. I would like to bring one of them indoors for an indoor plant. Which will do better indoors? The ceiling in my house where the plant would be is about 16 feet. It gets limited lighting.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 5:33PM
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