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Drought and my bamboo (with pics!!!)

Posted by mersiepoo 6a Pa (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 21, 09 at 18:19

Usually only when the temps drop below 0 would the boos look this bad, but I think Kudzu is right and the drought did it. All my boos look like this, I hope they survive and recover. :) I always thought bamboo was indestructible!

P. Nigra (henon), not even for my zone, lol! Takes FOREVER to spread, this was planted in 2002.

drought stricken bamboo (from last year)

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RE: Drought and my bamboo (with pics!!!)

Ummm have you taken a close look at the plant? any green buds showing? I have never seen a P. Nigra that yellow ever recover. Sorry but I think its dead.

RE: Drought and my bamboo (with pics!!!)

Hard to say from the pics, but as CJ said it might be gone.

However, I thought I lost a bamboo to the drought, but dug it up anyway and potted the remains. I watered it constantly, and today saw that it has new growth...after looking dead since January, so I wouldn't give up hope yet.

Get water to it as soon as possible.

Good Luck


RE: Drought and my bamboo (with pics!!!)g

Also, I'd keep an eye on that guinea...she looks suspicious. From the pic, it looks like she turned your water hose away from the bamboo so it doesn't get any water.


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