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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 21, 2017 1:58 AM CST
Has anybody here ever grown bamboo from seed? It is a grass so it shouldn't be that difficult.

I know that it is invasive in some areas but I want to possibly experiment with growing some tender tropical weather varieties which will be killed by the PA winters.

Just curious who has done this and what your results were like.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 21, 2017 11:46 AM CST
First you find seed.
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 21, 2017 11:55 AM CST
I agree Whistling Very hard to find Thumbs down
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Mar 21, 2017 12:31 PM CST
If you can find seed... there's an article on Wikihow about how to grow it: http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Ba...
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 21, 2017 9:12 PM CST
I have the seed on-hand. A friend who lives in Hong Kong sent it to me. She said the bamboo flowers every 30 years or so.
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 22, 2017 6:22 AM CST
Good luck Jack Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Mar 22, 2017 7:25 AM CST
Jai_Ganesha said:I have the seed on-hand. A friend who lives in Hong Kong sent it to me. She said the bamboo flowers every 30 years or so.


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I'm looking forward to seeing how it works out for you!

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2017 9:49 AM CST
Me too! Keep us posted.
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