Bamboo is a diverse group of grasses with over 1200 species. It is not commonly known that some species of bamboo work well in pots and planters, but it is something we have been doing at Green Thumb Palms for quite a while with beautiful results we would love to share.
Most bamboo can be kept in a pot outdoors fairly simply.
Potted bamboo outdoors will require daily watering
Eventually any potted bamboo will have to be either root pruned or divided into several plants, some species will need this more frequently than others.
Running bamboo will need to be re potted frequently
We have most of the popular, commercial bamboos as well as some quite rare and exclusive collected varieties of Bambusa, Plieoblastus and Sasa (dwarf) clumping & temperate running bamboo. These species thrive in pots, growing with much ease, success and satisfaction.
Green Thumb Palms grows approximately 30 temperate (running) bamboo varieties and a handful of clumping tropical bamboo that are well suited to be grown in pots
While we cannot yet offer all these varieties commercially, Green Thumb Palms will offer these bamboos as limited quantities become available. Please check back frequently or join our newsletter to be kept up on all the latest introductions
Multiplex bamboo (Silverstripe, Alphonse Karr, Stripestem, fernleaf, hedge) all make great potted plants. Silverstripe is probably the heartiest. Multiplex is suitable for indoor use.
Buddha Belly Ventricosa (Yellow Kimmei or Green)is a proven winner in a pot and highly adaptable to different light. Ventricosa is suitable for indoor use