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bamboo dried out

Posted by carmen68 LA, CA (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 5, 08 at 12:14


A drip line malfunction on a large potted black bamboo allowed it to dry out (A relatively short time but all leaves dried out) Have been watering frequently since then. Can I save it? Should I cut it back, feed, water more? Any suggestions greatly appreciated!


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RE: bamboo dried out

  • Posted by kudzu9 Zone 8b, WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 5, 08 at 16:09

Don't cut it back. Just keep watering and see what happens. I've had several potted bamboo lose all their leaves when I missed watering them and they came back. There are no guarantees, but keep it moist and give it a couple of months.

RE: bamboo dried out

I agree with kudzu above. I have had bamboos totally defoliate after transplanting only to completely refoliate after they acclimated to their new location. I would not feed until I started seeing some new growth. If they are okay, you should start seeing evidence of new growth within a couple of months (if not by then, I would replant the plant).

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