How to care for bamboo

Bambú

I’m sure you’ve seen bamboo as the plant that pandas feed on. But bamboos are more than that. Today they are among the favorite plants to have in our home. Plus, they’re ideal for you if you don’t have much time to take care of plants. They don’t require too much care. Stay and read our article to find out how easy it is to have a bamboo in your home

Choosing Bamboo

You’ll probably have to buy the bamboo at your favorite garden store. If so, make sure you choose the right bamboo to take home. If you bring home a plant that is not completely healthy, you run the risk that it will die over time.

elegir bambúThat’s why you should choose the plant that has living green leaves. This is very important. Do not bring any bamboo that has any kind of stain. Also, don’t choose a bamboo whose leaves don’t look totally green.

If you notice an unpleasant smell coming from the plant, it is not a good choice either. The bad smell probably means it’s sick.

Basic bamboo care

Now that you have your bamboo plant, you must know how to keep it healthy. As we mentioned, bamboo plants are hardy and do not require complicated care.

Water or soil?

Many of the bamboos grow in hydroponics. That is to say, their roots can grow perfectly immersed in water.

Agua o tierra

Make sure that the water completely covers the roots of the bamboo. Also, the water you use should not be tap water. Use rainwater or water that does not contain chlorine residues. Chlorine can damage your plant

Can you grow bamboo on soil?

Yes, you don’t need to grow bamboo in water. But you must use special soil that will give your bamboo the nutrients it needs.

Choose the ideal pot

The pot will depend to some extent on how you decide to grow your bamboo. If you have chosen to grow it in water, use a clear pot. It can be made of glass.

bambú en maceta

If you have chosen to grow your plant in soil, use a plastic or ceramic pot.

In both cases, the pot should be wide enough so that the bamboo has a good space to grow.

Lighting

Bamboos like light, but you can’t expose them to direct sunlight. It’s best to have our bamboo plant in a place where it doesn’t get too much or too little light. In both cases, the plant will let you know if something is wrong.

If you start to see your bamboo leaves turn brown, it means that it is getting too much light and is burning. If you notice that its green color is getting weaker, it needs to receive more light.

Watering

As we have already told you, it is very important that you use water that is free of chlorine residues. You can use bottled water or rainwater.

If you have your bamboo in water, change the water weekly. This will also prevent the formation of bacteria.

Regando bambú

If your bamboo is planted in soil, water only when you see that the soil is dry. In places where it is hot, you should probably water up to three times a week. Make sure the soil is always moist, but be careful not to overwater your plant.

Fertilizer

If you want to use fertilizer, no problem. You can use fertilizer for both the soil and the water where you have grown your bamboo. Just make sure you don’t overdo it with the fertilizer.

Abono para bambú

Ideally, you should help your plant grow by using the fertilizer every eight weeks.

Prune

If you have a bamboo, you may have figured that pruning it is not entirely necessary. However, you can prune it. Use pruning to remove bad looking leaves from your plant.

You’ve seen how easy it is to take care of a bamboo. They are the perfect choice if you want to bring some life to that empty space you have in your home. Besides, bamboos are such simple plants that they bring good vibes into your home. Tell us about your experience with bamboo. Did the tips help?

Do you have any other advice for those who want to have a bamboo in their home? Leave it in the comments!

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