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Anonymous added on March 29, 2014 | Answered

My neighbor has bamboo growing and told me he didn’t mind if I took some to make a houseplant. I have no idea how to go about this project or where to start. I’ve read online about how to care for the plant once you have it, but can’t find anything on how to actually make the plant.

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Answered on March 29, 2014

Transplanting is hard work and involves digging a large chunk of root ball out of the ground. Never transplant bamboo when it is shooting. Dig bamboo either very early in the spring before there’s any chance of shooting or wait for the growth period to be over late in the autumn. You should look for a clump of culms that has come up in the last year or so and which includes at least three or four healthy-looking culms. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/bamboo/transplanting-bamboo.htm, http://www.bamboo.org/GeneralInfoPages/GrowingBambooIndoors.html

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