Bamboo plant not only can give your garden that alluring oriental look, but also they look aesthetically-pleasing, they can give a gentle, soothing sound when the wind blows.
A lush clump of bamboo with its wide expanse of droopy canopy provides shade too.
Just imagine having a cool drink/hot cup of coffee in your patio against a backdrop of a beautiful bamboo garden. It will give you the serenity of being in harmony with nature.
A TOUCH OF BAMBOO
CARE FOR BAMBOO
Bamboo is one of the good choice houseplant as it needs minimal care and little light. But you do need to water it frequently especially when the weather is hot. Without sufficient water, the leaves will become dry and wilted.
Being a kind of hardy plant, bamboo can regrow quite fast. Its root growth can also be quite extensive so if you plant the bamboo on the ground, be prepared for it to grow abundantly. Though bamboo plants need little maintenance, they do need love and care. Caring depends on the type of bamboo you plant, the soil in which it is grown and the climate.
Providing sufficient water for bamboo — usually twice a week — is your 1st step to caring for it. Though it needs minimal water for growth, you do want it to look healthy, fresh and rich with the glossiest green color ever.
Fertilization, weeding and mulching are also a vital part of bamboo care. Keep the roots moist and cool using a mulch of rotted organic materials. This provides nutrients for the bamboo. Fallen leaves and sheathes also provide all the mulch and nutrients required. Prune low branches and remove old and weak ones.
For a small garden, plant them in pots or other containers, or within concrete barriers. Clump several bamboos and let them grow together. While they may require little horizontal space, they can grow very tall. When grown inside a container, bamboo’s root growth can be a major challenge. Use heavy compost to stabilize them but also ensure good drainage.