Transplant bamboo effortlessly

Transplant bamboo effortlessly

Whether clumpy bamboo species that shoot high or the rhizome-forming varieties that spread out without limits - at some point every bamboo becomes too big. Repotting bamboo - the best tips for ground and container plants.

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Important questions before you move or transplant a bamboo:

  • does the new location meet the conditions of the bamboo variety?
  • what purpose should the bamboo plant fulfill at the new location?
  • is the new space or the vessel sufficiently larger?
  • how high can the plant grow?

The best time and bamboo-friendly weather

Early spring or late summer is the ideal time to transplant or divide a bamboo. Between April and June new stalks form and the roots should not be disturbed. Don't just consider the right time, but also the ideal weather. Proper transplanting works particularly well on a cloudy, damp day. Ideally after a rain shower when the soil is moist and loose.

Repot the bamboo in the bucket

After 2 to 3 years at the latest, when the bamboo bursts the bucket or the stalks grow over the edge of the bucket, it should get more space and be repotted. Before you prepare the tools and the new planter, let the bale soak in a water tub overnight. Then continue working in the following steps:

  • Tie the plant together
  • Loosen the root ball from the edge and remove it
  • Place bamboo on a lawn or tarpaulin
  • Loosen the root ball around the planter

Move freely growing bamboo

If you want to dig up or move a freely growing bamboo, you should first thoroughly water and soak the soil. Especially on dry and hard ground. Depending on the size of the plant, the bamboo can be completely undermined and excavated or it has to be removed piece by piece and then the plant can be planted in the new location.

Whether bamboo in the garden or a bucket - both should be planted just as high as before. After transplanting, water well and regularly with lime-free rainwater or bamboo water. A watering rim around the plant in the garden makes it easier to water after the transplanting procedure.

Tips & Tricks

After transplanting, wait until the bamboo is firmly rooted before fertilizing. You can recognize this by the fact that it pushes powerful new shoots out of the ground.