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  • Chusquea spp. (Chusquea bamboo) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

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    Chusquea bamboo

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    Plant Care Instructions By Ken Andersen

    Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with "planting mixes" when you first plant them out. Most will grow "well" in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. A fertilizing program with a high nitrogen plant food will encourage larger foliage, and faster growth. Generally a good application around the plant about every 2 to 3 months starting in spring will keep them looking great. There's not a lot of need to feed them after September as the weather cools.

    Is Indoor Plant?

    No

    These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
    Sunset Zones :22, 23, 24
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    Plant Care Instruction

    • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
      • January
      • February
      • March
      • April
      • May
      • June
      • July
      • August
      • September
      • October
      • November
      • December
      January
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      3. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      4. Pest/Disease Inspection

      Check ever few months for insects. Some varieties can get a type of scale, and some can get mealy bugs. Neither is a really bad situation, but if it\'s not controlled it can turn the foliage black, and it doesn\'t look as nice. If you see insects bring a sample into the nursery to make sure you use the right product.
      February
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      3. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      March
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Plant

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.
      3. Fertilize

      A fertilizing program with a high nitrogen plant food will encourage larger foliage, and faster growth. Generally a good application around the plant about every 2 to 3 months starting in spring will keep them looking great. There\'s not a lot of need to feed them after September as the weather cools.
      4. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      5. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      April
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Plant

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.
      3. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      4. Prune

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.
      5. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      6. Pest/Disease Inspection

      Check ever few months for insects. Some varieties can get a type of scale, and some can get mealy bugs. Neither is a really bad situation, but if it\'s not controlled it can turn the foliage black, and it doesn\'t look as nice. If you see insects bring a sample into the nursery to make sure you use the right product.
      May
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Plant

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.
      3. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      4. Prune

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.
      5. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      6. Transplant

      Transplanting should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.
      7. Propagate

      Propagating new plants: either by dividing (cutting out part of the root ball to form a new plant), or by taking cuttings (more advanced, similar to making cuttings of Roses) should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.
      June
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Plant

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.
      3. Fertilize

      A fertilizing program with a high nitrogen plant food will encourage larger foliage, and faster growth. Generally a good application around the plant about every 2 to 3 months starting in spring will keep them looking great. There\'s not a lot of need to feed them after September as the weather cools.
      4. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      5. Prune

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.
      6. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      7. Transplant

      Transplanting should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.
      8. Propagate

      Propagating new plants: either by dividing (cutting out part of the root ball to form a new plant), or by taking cuttings (more advanced, similar to making cuttings of Roses) should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.
      July
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Plant

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.
      3. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      4. Prune

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.
      5. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      6. Pest/Disease Inspection

      Check ever few months for insects. Some varieties can get a type of scale, and some can get mealy bugs. Neither is a really bad situation, but if it\'s not controlled it can turn the foliage black, and it doesn\'t look as nice. If you see insects bring a sample into the nursery to make sure you use the right product.
      7. Transplant

      Transplanting should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.
      8. Propagate

      Propagating new plants: either by dividing (cutting out part of the root ball to form a new plant), or by taking cuttings (more advanced, similar to making cuttings of Roses) should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.
      August
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Plant

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.
      3. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      4. Prune

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.
      5. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      6. Transplant

      Transplanting should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.
      7. Propagate

      Propagating new plants: either by dividing (cutting out part of the root ball to form a new plant), or by taking cuttings (more advanced, similar to making cuttings of Roses) should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.
      September
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Plant

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.
      3. Fertilize

      A fertilizing program with a high nitrogen plant food will encourage larger foliage, and faster growth. Generally a good application around the plant about every 2 to 3 months starting in spring will keep them looking great. There\'s not a lot of need to feed them after September as the weather cools.
      4. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      5. Prune

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.
      6. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      7. Transplant

      Transplanting should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.
      8. Propagate

      Propagating new plants: either by dividing (cutting out part of the root ball to form a new plant), or by taking cuttings (more advanced, similar to making cuttings of Roses) should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.
      October
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Plant

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.
      3. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      4. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      5. Pest/Disease Inspection

      Check ever few months for insects. Some varieties can get a type of scale, and some can get mealy bugs. Neither is a really bad situation, but if it\'s not controlled it can turn the foliage black, and it doesn\'t look as nice. If you see insects bring a sample into the nursery to make sure you use the right product.
      November
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      3. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
      December
      1. Buy

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.
      2. Water

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.
      3. Mulch

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.
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      Buy

      When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

      January

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      February

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      March

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      April

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      May

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      June

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      July

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      August

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      September

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      October

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      November

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      December

      Bamboo is available at our San Diego nursery all year. Call for availability: San Diego (619) 224-8271.

      Plant

      When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

      January

      February

      March

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.

      April

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.

      May

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.

      June

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.

      July

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.

      August

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.

      September

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.

      October

      Bamboo can be planted anytime of year in most of southern California, with the best time to plant from March to October when the weather is warm. Plants will start growing more quickly if you plant at this time. Bamboo generally like soils rich in organic material, and with good drainage. Be generous with ‘planting mixes’ when you first plant them out. Most will grow ‘well’ in hard packed clay soils, or even decomposed granite, but they will generally grow faster and look better if the soil has been amended when planted. To get the new plants off to a good start, keeping the soil moist is important. If it is warm, probably a good watering about 2 times a week at first.

      November

      December

      Sow Seeds

      When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Fertilize

      When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

      January

      February

      March

      A fertilizing program with a high nitrogen plant food will encourage larger foliage, and faster growth. Generally a good application around the plant about every 2 to 3 months starting in spring will keep them looking great. There\'s not a lot of need to feed them after September as the weather cools.

      April

      May

      June

      A fertilizing program with a high nitrogen plant food will encourage larger foliage, and faster growth. Generally a good application around the plant about every 2 to 3 months starting in spring will keep them looking great. There\'s not a lot of need to feed them after September as the weather cools.

      July

      August

      September

      A fertilizing program with a high nitrogen plant food will encourage larger foliage, and faster growth. Generally a good application around the plant about every 2 to 3 months starting in spring will keep them looking great. There\'s not a lot of need to feed them after September as the weather cools.

      October

      November

      December

      Water

      Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

      January

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      February

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      March

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      April

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      May

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      June

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      July

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      August

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      September

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      October

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      November

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      December

      Once established, a good deep watering every 3 to 4 weeks is usually fine. If we have a ‘wet winter’ they may do well with no additional water during the cooler months.

      Prune

      When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.

      May

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.

      June

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.

      July

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.

      August

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.

      September

      Pruning should be done mostly when it\'s warm, this is when they send up the new culms, simply cut the culm a the height you want. If a culm shoots up \'off season\' you can cut it anyway.

      October

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      Mulch

      Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

      January

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      February

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      March

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      April

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      May

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      June

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      July

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      August

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      September

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      October

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      November

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      December

      Keep bamboo with a nice layer of mulch to control evaporation and keep the soil moist. We recommend a nice \'mat\' when first planting, after that the plants will drop a nice amount of foliage all year, which makes a great mulch, which also helps reduce weeds.

      Protect

      When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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      Pest/Disease Inspection

      What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

      January

      Check ever few months for insects. Some varieties can get a type of scale, and some can get mealy bugs. Neither is a really bad situation, but if it\'s not controlled it can turn the foliage black, and it doesn\'t look as nice. If you see insects bring a sample into the nursery to make sure you use the right product.

      February

      March

      April

      Check ever few months for insects. Some varieties can get a type of scale, and some can get mealy bugs. Neither is a really bad situation, but if it\'s not controlled it can turn the foliage black, and it doesn\'t look as nice. If you see insects bring a sample into the nursery to make sure you use the right product.

      May

      June

      July

      Check ever few months for insects. Some varieties can get a type of scale, and some can get mealy bugs. Neither is a really bad situation, but if it\'s not controlled it can turn the foliage black, and it doesn\'t look as nice. If you see insects bring a sample into the nursery to make sure you use the right product.

      August

      September

      October

      Check ever few months for insects. Some varieties can get a type of scale, and some can get mealy bugs. Neither is a really bad situation, but if it\'s not controlled it can turn the foliage black, and it doesn\'t look as nice. If you see insects bring a sample into the nursery to make sure you use the right product.

      November

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      Treat for Pest/Disease

      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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      Transplant

      When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

      January

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      May

      Transplanting should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.

      June

      Transplanting should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.

      July

      Transplanting should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.

      August

      Transplanting should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.

      September

      Transplanting should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.

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      Propagate

      When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

      January

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      May

      Propagating new plants: either by dividing (cutting out part of the root ball to form a new plant), or by taking cuttings (more advanced, similar to making cuttings of Roses) should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.

      June

      Propagating new plants: either by dividing (cutting out part of the root ball to form a new plant), or by taking cuttings (more advanced, similar to making cuttings of Roses) should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.

      July

      Propagating new plants: either by dividing (cutting out part of the root ball to form a new plant), or by taking cuttings (more advanced, similar to making cuttings of Roses) should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.

      August

      Propagating new plants: either by dividing (cutting out part of the root ball to form a new plant), or by taking cuttings (more advanced, similar to making cuttings of Roses) should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.

      September

      Propagating new plants: either by dividing (cutting out part of the root ball to form a new plant), or by taking cuttings (more advanced, similar to making cuttings of Roses) should be done when the weather is warm, May to September is the best time for this.

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      Harvest

      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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      Special requirements

      Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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