About bamboo plant: bamboo is group of plant species in the family poaceae. These large, treelike grasses have hollow stems and small leaves which look like blade. These hardy plant is very adaptive and can grow in variety of climate. The bamboo plant grow in whole world and use as food, construction material for fences and gates, and they also use In making furniture, it is also a useful ornamental plant.
if we care well for bamboo than bamboo are among the fastest growing plants in the earth. They can grow up to 3 feet in a single day. Bamboo is relatively easy to propagate by planting a short length of stalk taken from early established plant. There are two types of bamboo plant one is the clumping and other is runner one. The clumping bamboo tend to shorter, up to 15 feet tall, while the runners may grow 35 feet tall.
We know that most bamboo plants only flower once every 50 years, actually we don’t have time to wait around for your bamboo to produce seeds, so we are going to have divide your existing clumps and transplant them when you want to propagate your plants. You have to take a portion of an established clamp, however and you can create a new stand of bamboo in one season,in this article we will discuss about transplanting bamboo and when and how to transplant bamboo.
WHEN TO RELOCATE BAMBOO
We have to aware that Never transplant your bamboo when new shoots are forming.
Best time for it is early spring and late in the fall
If you care right, they will spread all over the new area in very little time.
The roots are very sensitive to lack of moisture and also to sunlight, so chose a cloudy, misty day for the absolute best results.
HOW TO TRANSPLANT BAMBOO
Gather your transplanting tool: if the root of bamboo are tough, then you will need a sharp spade, an ax, an saw to cut them into manageable sections. the bamboo roots are tough, so you will need these tools to divide the bamboo into section those can be replanted. The roots that you dig up will need to remain moist until they are replanted.
WHERE TO TRANSPLANT BAMBOO
Bamboo will grow in bright, indirect light and loamy, well drained soil, however it will grow almost anywhere if it gets the proper nutrients means it should have proper amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
PREPARE TO TRANSPLANT
You have to begin in late fall or early spring and prepare the new site first, remove grass weeds and other unwanted plants from the place in which you plant it. Dig in 3 to 6 inches of compost and amendment, as needed to a depth of 12 inches. generally most bamboo prefer a soil PH of 6 to 6.5. if you are replanting a running species, you have to install a root barrier around the garden. We have to use 36 inch deep barrier of fiberglass, 40 ml polypropylene sheeting, aluminum flashing or concrete hardscape that extends 2 inches or more above the soil’s surface to contain the bamboo’s running rhizomes.
If you are planning to plant bamboo into containers, use a well drained potting mix formulated for vegetables. Bamboo will be heavy beacuase of its relatively shallow roots, so use wide ceramic or concrete planters and couple of bricks or large rocks to the bottom of the pot to add stability. Moisten the mix thoroughly before adding the bamboo plant.
DIG AND REPLANT BAMBOO
We have to use rope to tie the culms before digging around the bamboo clump perimeter. If you are digging up a small clump, allow a 2 to 2.5 foot wide and 12 to 18 inch deep root ball. If the clump is larger, you have to divide it into smaller sections alternatively, only remove sections on the perimeter of the parent plant. Divide into rhizomes, each with a growing point and new few roots.
Keep the root ball moist at all times. Your roots ball should not be dry out. Wrap the roots in wet burlap and then plastic to transport the bamboo to other locations. You have to water your newly planted lucky bamboo, applying 1 to 2 inches of water. Do not fertilize for the first year of growth. When growing bamboo in pots, use either a slow-release fertilizer or water soluble fertilizer.
Our transplanted bamboo will need to be watered a couple times a week after transplanting for an arid area, you may need to water four or five times per week.
Care when transplanting bamboo: while choosing a clumping be ensure that it must be 3 year old.
If you are dealing with some bamboo that is completely root bound, you have to cut back the rhizomes that are bending back on themselves.
If you are growing bamboo in a pot or container, you need to repot or transplant it periodically to prevent it from getting root bounded, the whole plant suffers.
If leaves turn yellow and fall off than this will not produce healthy new shoots and weak plant become susceptible to pests. Than it is important to remove the bamboo from the pot and trim the roots.
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