Bamboo Plant Food

Bamboo Plant Food

The Bamboo plant contains over 1,000 species making it a favorite in continents such as: Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, and South America. Bamboo is actually a grass and is widely revered for its fast and large growth. In fact, some Bamboo plants have grown over one foot in a single 24-hour period. Because of its height, many people often mistake Bamboo for a tree, when it is actually a plant. Some Bamboo plants bud and flower, while other specimens may flower only once per century. Due to the Bamboo plants hardiness and fast growth, many homeowners favor adding Bamboo to their landscapes. It is also due to the fact that the Bamboo plant grows so rapidly, that some gardeners tend to consider the Bamboo as an invasive species. However, if you understand the nature of the plant and how it grows, you will soon discover that you can successfully add ornamental Bamboo to your landscaping while enjoying many other plants at the same time. Bamboo plants often spread their root systems through a network of underground rhizomes. Therefore, if you are going to add Bamboo plants to your landscaping, it is a good idea to edge or prune the rhizomes to ensure that the Bamboo plants grow in the area that you have allocated for it.

Adding Bamboo plants to the outdoor landscaping is growing in popularity. They make a wonderful addition to gardens as well as indoor container plants. When planting Bamboo outside it is important to note that the plant prefers full sun. It also requires plenty of water and it should be watered liberally. The amount of water that you supply to your Bamboo plants will depend upon the temperature of your climate. Hot climates will mean that you will need to increase the amount of water your plants need.


Choosing the best Bamboo plant food is essential for ensuring that your plant is supplied with the adequate vitamins and minerals that it needs to thrive. Fortunately, the Bamboo plant doesn’t require as much plant food as other plants. It is important to remember that Bamboo is technically a grass; therefore you can use any type of plant food or fertilizer designated for grass with your Bamboo plant. When looking for a fertilizer, remember that organic fertilizers are best, but make sure that the fertilizer you select is high in nitrogen.


You can grow your Bamboo plant in a container, but you will need to take extra care with the plant, to ensure that its roots do not suffer rot. Also, since Bamboo requires a lot of water, but will easily succumb to over watering, it is important to make sure that your container grown Bamboo remains wet while not becoming soggy. Again, you can add plant food or grass fertilizer to your Bamboo plant to ensure that it receives the minerals that it needs. More on caring for bamboo plants. Another option to growing Bamboo indoors is to choose the plant called the “Lucky Bamboo”. Though this plant technically is not a Bamboo, it is actually a member of the Lily family, but it is fast becoming an adornment in homes of many who love and favor the Bamboo plant. Lucky Bamboo can grow easily in a container filled with a ½ inch of water, and diluted fertilizer. It also grows well in low light. Whether you prefer one of the many species of Bamboo to adorn your landscaping, grown indoors in a container, or prefer the Feng Shui favorite, Lucky Bamboo, choosing the right plant food will ensure that your plant thrives and continues to give you years of enjoyment. Learn more about the meaning of a Bamboo plant.





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