Sick bamboo?

tavernfcOctober 22, 2006

I have been cutting rhizomes from a friend's yard, and replanting them in my backyard. I know it's not growing (rainy) season right now, so I water every day -- not too much.

One stalk I cut (about 4 1/2 feet tall) is starting to look 'bruised' and sags in the middle, although the lower part is solid. Also, some of the chutes I've planted are turning brown and look like they're dying.

Is my bamboo sick? Or just going dormant for the winter season?

I can include pics if you would like to see.


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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

It would be a good idea to post pictures. From what you've described, it's not clear that the plant is bamboo.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2006 at 10:03PM
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I just emailed you the pics, as I'm new here and don't know how to post them in this forum (copy/paste) doesn't work for some reason).

I came home tonight to see the stalk in question snapped in half. It does seem to be growing from the bottom, but there's no activity from the top.


    Bookmark   October 23, 2006 at 8:49PM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Got your email and responded. If you want, I'll post your pictures here if you want...let me know. Quite interesting.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2006 at 10:35PM
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