Answer: Bamboo is just like giant grass and will grow well under the same conditions; full sunshine, water when the top inch of soil is dry, lightly fertilize every 2 months during the growing season. Terra cotta pots are lovely, but they can pose some problems for plant roots. Unless it is glazed inside, Terra cotta tends to wick moisture out of the soil which means you'll need to water more frequently. If exposed to direct sunlight, Terra cotta can absorb and radiate heat - much like an over - which may cause some stress for your bamboo's root system. With that said, if you keep the soil moist by watering as often as necessary, and try to provide some shade from hot afternoon sunshine - other pots lined up on the sun side, for instance, you'll keep the roots of your bamboo happy. Yellowing leaves are not necessarily a cause for alarm. I think your bamboo is trying to adjust to its new home. Just keep it well watered, fertilize lightly (use a half-strength dilution of liquid fertilier), and try to shield the Terra cotta from direct afternoon sunshine and your bamboo should be happy enough to grow well for you. Best wishes with your bamboo plant!
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