Caring For Your Bamboo Plants

Bamboo plants are a great species to grow in your indoor or outdoor garden. They require moderate care and grow in thick clumps, mimicking a dense forest.

Where to Plant

Bamboo thrives in moderate sunlight and should be planted in fertile and well-drained soil. It can serve as an attractive garden border or as a privacy fence around the perimeter of your yard.

Throughout the years, bamboo will spread. It must be tamed in order to prevent it from becoming invasive.


Young Bamboo benefits from monthly fertilization, especially as it becomes established. Lightly water young bamboo plants weekly, and shade from brisk wind or severe weather.

Indoor Bamboo Plants

Plant bamboo in fertile potting soil in a large and deep container that can accommodate growth. Bamboo is vigorous and will quickly outgrow a small or shallow container.

Fertilize every 2 weeks until established. After that, you only need to fertilize once a month.

Keep bamboo in moderately moist soil, and allow to dry out before you water again. Make sure not to soak the container because you could quickly kill the plant. Signs of an unhealthy bamboo plant include:

  • Yellowing leaves
  • Spongy stalks
  • Stunted growth.