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My bamboo is doing poorly, Please Help!

Posted by elly29 Ca z9 ( on
Mon, May 21, 07 at 15:17

I got some bamboo from a plant trade and I don't know the name, but I put them all in pots to get big and strong untill I put them in the ground. They started off great. They put out new shoots, but the shoots stopped getting bigger and the leaves are starting to turn brown. Am I keeping the pots too wet maybe? I try not to let the pots dry out because I have heard that bamboo likes alot of water. Is that true? I have them in full sun. Please Help!

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RE: My bamboo is doing poorly, Please Help!

don't know what your problem is but do let the pots dry out between waterings. too much water can for sure be a problem, but it may not be yours, anyway i'd let them dry and just keep watching to see what happens, not really anything you can do. how long has it been since they arrived?

RE: My bamboo is doing poorly, Please Help!

I got the bamboo about 3-4 months ago.

RE: My bamboo is doing poorly, Please Help!

I think you got some henon from me. What you are describing sounds more like they aren't getting enough water, as far as symptoms go, which doesn't make sense. You can let the sound dry out between waterings. The leaves will tell you when they are in need of water by starting to curl before drying up. Be careful, in dry climates like here in the southeast the time frame from leaf curl to loosing foliage and/or culm kill can be only a day or so in potted plants. But you can get an idea of the needs of your boo by letting it dry out. If you can send me some pics of your plants I can see if I can tell anything else.

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