Planting Instructions

Planting bamboo is easy, follow these steps and you will soon have a beautiful grove with thick canes and foliage. Please always use care and caution when working with tools.

Planting Supplies
You will need: Composted manure, knife or scissors, shovel, bamboo plant(s), and mulch.
Opening Box
Use knife or scissors to carefully open box.
Extend Bamboo
Extend bamboo from box. Use caution because bamboo can be much taller than the box.
Remove Plant
Lay box down, locate brace cane and gently pull bamboo from box.
Cut Plastic
Use knife or scissors to remove all layers of wrapping.
Remove Plastic
Pull packaging from plant to expose root mass.
Planting Location
Decide on the spot to plant bamboo.
Digging Hole
Dig your hole to plant the bamboo. Hole should be about twice the size of the bamboo.
Composted Manure
Use the composted manure to amend your planting site. Manure is not necessary but it will help your bamboo if your soil is deficient of any nutrients.
Bamboo is not sensitive about planting height but it will be best to position top of root ball at or slight below soil level.
Filling Hole
Use composted manure mixed with original soil around the root ball.
Water Well
Water heavily to help remove any air pockets.
Replace Soil
Replace any soil that has settled from the watering.
Pack Soil
Pack the soil tightly to prevent bamboo from moving.
Apply Mulch
Mulch a few inches. Any mulch will work. Mulch will help retain water and help insulate your planting.
Bamboo Planted
Remember to water heavily for the first few weeks to help the bamboo get acclimated to the new environment. Bamboo like water but loves drainage, so make sure that the bamboo’s soil is not wet when you start to water again. We hope you enjoy your bamboo.
biochar version of Catalyst natural fertilizer
Fertilizing your soil is a great way to kick start the impressive growth bamboo can provide. You should in the spring and late fall for best results. Click here to view our fertilizer options, you can also add a 5oz (single application) packet on the product page of any plant.