Authored by Kristian Keefer in Gardening
Published on 02-22-2009
If you want to grow indoor out outdoor bamboo plants, you will need to arm yourself with some general knowledge in order to properly care for them. You will want to know how to plant your indoor or outdoor bamboo plants for ideal growth. Consider the best location for your pots of bamboo plants if they are indoors. Learn how to water your bamboo plants and provide them with the proper nourishment.
Your indoor bamboo plant should be placed in a pot with clay, pebbles and other small stones. This will help to absorb some of the water from watering to ensure that the roots of the plant do not rot. If the leaves of a bamboo plant start to droop, the plant is most likely receiving too much water. When the leaves start to coil, this is telling you that they are thirsty for more water. Keep in mind that in nature, bamboo plants grow in an environment that is consistently damp. The plants need a more constant moisture which is why you can use a vaporizer in addition to watering to provide a consistent level of moisture throughout the day.
You can also provide your bamboo plant with nourishment. Visit a local greenhouse or nursery to purchase feed for your bamboo plant so that it can flourish. Most nutrient packs for bamboo plants have a mixture of chicken manure. A bamboo plant does need a fair amount of sunlight but should also enjoy some shade for the best results.
Of course, you can also grow your own bamboo plants outside. Bamboo plants are not all that difficult to care of and can be quite hardy. Pests do not often destroy bamboo plants they way they do many others and so you will probably not need to worry about using pesticides. Bamboo plants will do best in nutrient rich soil. You can mix some sand and mulch in with the soil before planting the bamboo plants. Some mulch can be placed above the soil as well and will help to lock in moisture for the plants.
As with indoor plants, outdoor bamboo plants need plenty of water. You must again use caution not to provide so much water that the roots become rotted. If your outdoor plant is not receiving enough water the leaves will start to turn brown/and or to curl. It is time to give your plant more water if that happens.
Feed your outdoor bamboo plants as well. They need a lot of nutrients. You can use a feed like the Brand Miracle Grow or any similar mixture. Read instructions or talk to a local greenery if you are not sure how much feed to use for your bamboo plants. If you use too much on the plants you can actually damage the roots from the nitrogen nutrients.
Most larger varieties of outdoor bamboo plants can handle and even thrive in a good deal of direct sunlight. However, some smaller varieties, will benefit from a little bit of shade. Do not plant bamboo plants in an area where they will receive very little sunlight.
Bamboo plants can be relatively easy to care for and maintain. They do not need a lot of extra maintenance work. Most bamboo plants are pretty resistant to disease and pests and can flourish well with the right conditions.