bamboo lost its colour and most leaves

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maire gallagher asked 12 years ago

I bought a large potted bamboo last summer and it was thriving untill i noticed today its dried out on most its shoots and lost its leaves. i removed it from the pot and planted it in the open soil. the compost from its pot seemed very moist. Am i doing the right thing to save it ??

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
While bamboos are generally hardy, they can be dessiccated by cold dry winds and this is probably what happened.

It will do much better in the open soil and has a better chance of recovery there. it will produce new shoots from ground level, not the affected stems. Although shrub-like, bamboo is actually a grass.