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Hedge bamboo
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. See more detailed care and propagating information here http://www.themulch.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=814&Itemid=380

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check every few months for insects. This variety (B. multiplex) can get mealy bugs and less often it can get a type of scale. 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check every few months for insects. This variety (B. multiplex) can get mealy bugs and less often it can get a type of scale. 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Transplant

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

    • 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Transplant

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

    • 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check every few months for insects. This variety (B. multiplex) can get mealy bugs and less often it can get a type of scale. 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.

    • Transplant

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

    • 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Transplant

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

    • 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Transplant

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

    • 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check every few months for insects. This variety (B. multiplex) can get mealy bugs and less often it can get a type of scale. 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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
    • Buy

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • 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!

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            • 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?

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            • 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.

          • 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?

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            • Fertilize

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

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              • 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.

              • 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.

              • 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.

            • Water

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

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              • 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?

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              • 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.

            • Mulch

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

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              • 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?

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                • January

                  Check every few months for insects. This variety (B. multiplex) can get mealy bugs and less often it can get a type of scale. 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.

                • April

                  Check every few months for insects. This variety (B. multiplex) can get mealy bugs and less often it can get a type of scale. 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.

                • July

                  Check every few months for insects. This variety (B. multiplex) can get mealy bugs and less often it can get a type of scale. 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.

                • October

                  Check every few months for insects. This variety (B. multiplex) can get mealy bugs and less often it can get a type of scale. 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.

              • 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?

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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.

                • Propagate

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

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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.

                • 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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