The Q&A Archives: Can you grow new bamboo from pieces of the stalk?

Question: I have a lot of bamboo and would like to know if you can cut the stalk up into pieces and start new plants from it... do roots develop from the

Answer: Mary,

While it is not the easiest way to propagate bamboo, many types of bamboo can be rooted from stem cuttings. There is a lot of variability in success from one species of bamboo to the next. Generally a one or two node section is removed and the bottom node is dipped in rooting hormone and then placed an inch or so below the ground. Keep the soil moist and if you're lucky in a month or two your stem cutting will be starting to root.

The following web site has a lot of helpful info on propagating bamboo:

Thanks for the question. Please stop in again soon!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by mcash70 and is called "Moss on a log"