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Q.I recently repotted my bamboo, splitting one large one thus gaining 4 additional plants. The smaller plants have been repotted,

Zone Norfolk, United Kingdom | Potty Polly added on July 4, 2019 | Answered

fed and watered. Over the last 4 days I have noticed that some of the leaves have started to dry out and shrivel. The plants are amply watered, the new compost has been fed with fish, blood and bonemeal. Do you know what the reason for the dried out leaves could be please?

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Answered on July 4, 2019

They are likely being overfed, and overwatered by the description. Make sure to let the soil dry out between waterings, and don't feed it anything until it is established into its new container and showing signs of healthy new growth. Feeding at this time will cause the new roots to burn as they try to form. This paired with wet soil will lead to infection very fast.

Just be sure to let them dry out before you water, and change the soil to something light without much nutrients until they are established.

This article will help you to grow bamboo in container: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/bamboo/growing-bamboo-in-pots.htm

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