Growing Baby Bamboo

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The baby bamboo plant may be used as an edging plant, an indoor houseplant or as a filler in a combination container garden. When planted outdoors, it is a perennial when winter weather stays above 18 degrees Fahrenheit, and can be grown as an annual otherwise. Baby bamboo grows like a bush, forms clumps that spread quickly, and produces dense foliage.

Things You'll Need

  • Plant clippers
  • Large planting pot
  • Potting soil
  • Plant the baby bamboo in full sun to partial shade. Make sure there is room for the baby bamboo to spread. Indoors, plant it in a large pot and place it in a sunny area of your home.

  • Water well to keep the soil wet at all times. The baby bamboo plant will do well in boggy areas or in a water feature.

  • Divide the root system during the spring to late summer to propagate baby bamboo and to give plants more room.

  • Trim the baby bamboo down to the ground when the foliage turns brown in the fall or winter.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you're growing your baby bamboo in a pot indoors, trim the plant back yearly to promote a dense growth habit rather than cutting it down to the ground.

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