Hello, I have a thriving bamboo which is great, but there are several bamboo 'canes' appeared a few feet away from the main plant. Can I cut these without damaging the roots and if so will they harden to be able to use as supports for other plants ? They just look a bit daft popping up all over the garden ! Thankyou Caroline
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Yes, you can cut the "child" shoots down without damaging the main plant, and if left alone long enough, they could harden into support stakes for the parent plant(s).
These articles will give you some additional information about growing bamboo: