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Fygee

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WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:27:48 PM »
I'm looking for either rootable, or pre-rooted cuttings for bamboo, specifically any variety that's fast growing, adaptable to a desert climate, and with edible shoots.

Also looking for BAMBUSA VULGARIS “WAMIN”, aka the Dwarf Buddah belly, or any other unique and fast growing ornamental.

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Re: WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 02:33:43 PM »
I always thought bamboo liked a lot of water and heat, like sugarcane.

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Re: WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 02:42:16 PM »
Depends on the variety, and I'll have irrigation/containment for it.

If anything, bamboo can be very desirable here as it will grow well, but smaller and run less due to our climate. There's a good number of folks here that have some in their yards, or indoors. Sugar cane is less prominent, but I know some folks here that are growing it with ease.
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Re: WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 08:49:00 AM »
I have a very large bamboo
i dont know the name. the person i had gotten the corm from had no idea.
i know its a clumping variety. i have no problem with runners.
after the 2nd year i got 20ft tall shoots.

i didnt think they grow from cuttings, are you sure ?
i can dig up a corm/roots. it should grow well from that.








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Re: WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 12:41:27 PM »
Yes, they do grow from sections. I don't know how long, but I'm thinking 3 nodes should be good? Probably better if the buds are already swelling, like if you cut the bamboo ahead of time and it's trying to grow again.

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Re: WTB Bamboo cuttings.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 11:23:21 AM »
Yes,  most clumping bamboo can be grown from clum cuttings, cut right below node and just one section is needed then cut right below top node and kept water in upper node section plant bottom node in pot. All ways keep water node, new growth will come from buried node. ;)

 

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