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  1. bamboo palm (indoor) fungus in soil around roots
  2. caring for potted bamboo palms on a windy waterfront terrace?
  3. Bamboo help please
Asked by Sharalsonkc on January 12, 2014
Bamboo Palm (Indoor) Fungus in Soil Around Roots

I have a bamboo palm I replanted late summer. I noticed this evening that some of the fronds are not thriving. Upon closer inspection, the soil has a grayish blue fungus or mold in the root system. That area of the plant was very dry. I haven’t been watering the plant but even the area of moist soil is fine. What can I do to rid the fungus/mold and revive this section of clumps? I’m wondering if I should cut that particular clump out.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

With this plant, cutting that clump out is an option. I would recommend trying to use a fungicide first. You can just drench the soil with it and that should clear up the fungus on the soil and plant.

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Asked by dtgmia on April 22, 2017
Caring for Potted Bamboo Palms on a Windy Waterfront Terrace?

I have mature bamboo palms on a terrace. I live in a waterfront high-rise in Miami. The plants are about 8 feet tall, and I’ve had them about a year. The leaves continue to turn brown, and the plants don’t look as healthy as when I purchased them. What type of fertilizer is best? Or, do you think it’s the wind?

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Too little or too much water can cause browning leaves in potted plants. Too much wind or too much sun are other possibilities, since this plant prefers partial shade and semi-sheltered spots (though it does tolerate full sun, it may not look its best).

Browning leaves can sometimes be caused by salt in the soil or water supply. The bamboo palm does have moderate salt tolerance, but high salt levels could still make it unhealthy.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 15, 2017
Bamboo Help Please

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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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/bamboo/common-bamboo-varieties.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/bamboo/caring-for-bamboo-plants-in-your-garden.htm

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