can i plant bamboo in a planter
Can I plant bamboo in a planter? If so, how much room does it need? Also, can you recommend an extremely fast growing one, as I need to cover up ugly wood that my neighbor is storing next to my fence? Or maybe you could recommend an alternative plant?
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The container you choose should be large enough to maintain at least a two-inch gap between the root ball and the sides of the pot. Bamboo are sensitive to over-watering so your pot should also have large drain holes to facilitate good drainage. Wider squatty containers are generally better than tall, deep ones especially if you are planting a running bamboo which grows horizontal roots. Clumping bamboo is said to be a really fast growing bamboo.
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