Bamboo is a mysterious and elusive plant that baffles taxonomists who try to contain it within a botanical class and gardeners who try to contain it within a limited garden space as they learn how to grow bamboo.
What is Bamboo and Where Did it Originate?
For many centuries, the development of bamboo has been a common practice in many parts of the world. It is believed that this plant was first used as a material for furniture and building structures by the Han Dynasty. The first reference to a two-story building with bamboo as the main structural component dates back to 1120 AD, during the Song Dynasty.
This plant is so popular because it has such unique features. It grows quickly and does not require much attention at all. The material is also very biodegradable and recyclable which makes it eco-friendly and sustainable for everyone around the world.
For many years, bamboo was thought to be a primitive grass but recent DNA testing has shown it to be one of the most highly evolved forest grasses. There are over 1200 forms of bamboo that grow in a broad spectrum of color including the familiar green and gold as well as burgundy, blue, and even black grasses. Some varieties of bamboo indoor plants can grow up to a foot a day and ultimately reach 130 feet tall while the smallest bamboo cultivar attains only six inches of growth.
How to Care for Your Bamboo Plants
Bamboo plants are among the best plants for those who want to grow indoor plants. It is one of the toughest plants that can survive in any kind of environment.
Here are some of the most important things you should know about bamboo plants:
- Bamboo plants can grow anywhere, including indoors and outdoors.
- They need a lot of sunlight and water throughout their life so it is important to keep them outside during summer and inside during winter.
- Bamboo’s natural colors range from shades of green to shades of brown.
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The first step in learning how to grow bamboo is picking a cultivar and beginning to unravel its many mysteries. While most of us picture tall stands of green and golden canes growing in tropical bamboo forests, bamboo cultivars range from the temperate to the tropical.
As well as diversity in cultivar, bamboo has over 1500 documented uses that range from use in construction to the making of acupuncture needles and from agricultural fodder to the making of musical instruments. Until they are cut, bamboos stems are properly called culms and not canes.
In India bamboo plants are commonly called the “Wood of the poor” and in China the’ friend of the people”. To add to the confusion, a cultivar commonly sold as ‘lucky bamboo’ isn’t bamboo at all but a type of lily from the Dracaena family!
Unluckily for bamboo, it has the reputation for being an invasive plant, growing from running rhizomes. Although this is true for some cultivars, the most cold-hardy plants don’t run at all but grow from well-behaved clumps with well-established root systems. One thing that bamboo cultivars do have in common is that they are perennial plants. As noted above, some bamboos varieties are temperate and some are tropical.
Because of its diversity, it’s easy to find a suitable cultivar when you want to learn how to grow bamboo. Bamboo cultivars range from those that grow indoors to outdoors, in a garden or in a container, in bright light or shade.
green bamboo plant two considerations in knowing how to grow bamboo successfully are water and air. All true bamboos are grasses and won’t grow in saturated soils. They also need air circulation to thrive. In fact, some bamboo growers raise the pots of their small cultivars on chopsticks to provide air circulation under the plant as well as around it. Large pots are often elevated with heavy dowels.
The bamboo plants are a symbol of long life, strength, and versatility for many cultures of the world. Unraveling its mysteries is a continuing source of enjoyment. When you know how to grow bamboo, you’ll find that your love for the plant grows as fast as your bamboo does!
- 🌸PERFECT GIFT - Lucky Bamboo is an element of Feng Shui - Giving lucky bamboo as a gift is thought to bring good luck to the recipient - Give different stalks for different forms of luck (see description below) - Whether it's a gift house warming, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday, or for a family, friend or loved one, give the gift of good fortune in a cute indoor plant display with lucky bamboo.
- 🌸TOP QUALITY - Our lucky bamboo shoots are taken care of in our own facility and guaranteed to each have at least one leaf - they are young stalks and arrive a light green color, once rooted in water the leaves will grow and within a couple weeks they will have a nice deep dark green color - Have any issues with the bamboo? Let us know, our experts will assist and do what is needed to make sure your plant is happy and healthy.
- 🌸ENDLESS OPTIONS - With this 4 inch straight set of 10 stalks, you can place them all in a planter, split them up and give them out as party favors, or place them in planters and make creative designs and shapes, let your imagination run wild and show your creativity with these cute house plants (Pots pictured not included).
- 🌸UNIQUE DISPLAY - In addition to good luck, these bamboo stalks are great décor - Give your home or office some life with these lucky bamboo stalks - Put them in your favorite planter and place them on your desk, counter, windowsill, kitchen table, or anywhere you want to display them and emit the fortunes of luck that lucky bamboo offers.
- 🌸EASY TO GROW, HARD TO KILL - Lucky bamboo plants are great for everyone, from an experienced green thumb to somebody with no plant experience - Simply pot the bamboo in a planter or vase, put some filler, rock or gravel in the planter to keep the bamboo in place, and put enough water in the pot to have the roots fully submerged in water - check the water level every so often to make sure the roots don't dry and your bamboo will thrive for years!
- 6-8'' inch live plant.
- Brings good luck and fortune. Vase is 2.5x2.5x2.5'' inches.
- Grows in water like cut flowers, but will last for years.
- Handmade by 9Greenbox.
- 9GreenBox Offers Live Plants - actual sizes and shape varies from pictures shown
How Much Does Bamboo Cost?
Bamboo is a versatile plant that can be used to make furniture, paper, and other things. As demand for bamboo increases, the prices of bamboo plants are also beginning to go up.
A small-sized plant of bamboo can cost between $10 and $50 depending on the quality and size of the plant. The price ranges from store to store and it is up to you which one you choose or if you would like to buy it online.
You can also buy Bamboo Products From Ecoy.
Bamboo plants are a great addition to any home or garden because of their design, their sustainability, and the fact that they grow in a very short amount of time.
Placing bamboo around your home adds a touch of natural beauty to any space. They can be used in office spaces to create a more relaxed work environment. In the home, bamboo plants can create a sense of peace and balance with their unique shape and design.
- A three layer bamboo tower consisting of 4”, 6”, and 8” canes.
- A handmade ceramic black square pot
- Easy Care and long lived
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