Can you grow new bamboo from pieces of the stalk? - Knowledgebase Question

hawthorne, fl
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Question by driggers
March 30, 2007
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 from NGA
March 30, 2007

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:

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