Shall I lop them off??
My question is about how to get more of my bamboo to grow huge diameter and tall shoots. They were planted from five gallon containers about five years ago. The growth on the exterior fringes are tall and strong; however, the original (center) of the plants are smaller and crowded. If I lop off the central culms, will they regrow larger? Or will I just be killing off part of the healthy plant? I have two varieties - phylostachys nuda and arueala. Thanks!