Can you really keep bamboo in the bucket? The answer is “yes”. But there are special species for this purpose. Our article will definitely help you with the selection.

Important features to consider before buying bamboo in the bucket

One of the symbols of exotic culture is the use of bamboo. Transform parts of the room or terrace with Asian charm into green spaces with bamboo. Bamboo is a long-lived plant of the grasses family. It is the tallest grass in the world. More than 1600 varieties are known. The stems are both emptied and knobbly as well as its narrow curly leaves have a length of about 10 cm. ist eine schnell wachsende Pflanze – der Maximalwert ist 120 Zentimeter pro Tag und seine Höhe erreicht 40 m. Bamboo is a fast growing plant – the maximum value is 120 centimeters per day and its height reaches 40 meters. In some countries paper is made from bamboo. It is also used as an ornamental plant in parks. This plant is gaining popularity in Germany most in private gardens and on terraces. If you want to experiment with bamboo in your garden or on your balcony, you should also know that “false bamboo” is often sold. Under the name “Lucky Bamboo” are the distant dragon tree species Dracaena sanderiana and Dracaena fragrans.

Dracaena sanderiana

Dracaena fragrans

Propagation: Propagation occurs by division of the root sprouts. The suitable season for bamboo planting is during spring, but possibly also in summer and autumn. To plant bamboo at home, take a large pot and then spread the bamboo. The vessel should be as spacious as possible. The must be rooted in slightly moist soil. The soil should also be permeable. It is undoubtedly good if the soil is rich in nutrients. Serve yourself with a homosexual earth. Please pay attention to the purchase of the substrate on high quality soil. One more advice: against yellow bamboo: no direct sunlight and no strong chlorinated or fluorinated water. If that is impossible, you can leave the water in a public container for one day. I wish you success!

Varieties that can be kept in the bucket and their unique profiles:

In general, almost all Bambuse be used as a container plant. There are, however, a few varieties which come to fruition with the more difficult conditions. We can offer you some bamboos:

Fargesia murielae ‘Simba’ (synonym Sinarundinaria, Arundinaria)

Grows up to 2- 2.5 m, grows 10 – 50 cm per year, develops protective leaves in winter and needs a lot of water.

Fargesia murielae ‘Jumbo’ (synonym Sinarundinaria, Arundinaria)

3 – 4 m high, very popular variety, extremely hardy.

Phyllostachys aurea

Final height from 4 m to 5 m, relatively small leaves, hardiness: -12 ° to -20 °.

Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. Aureocaulis

For solitaire, privacy, height-4 to 7 m, the hardiest variety among the Phyllostachys, the sprouts are edible.

Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. spectabilis

Altitude: 4 to 8 m, sunny in places, winter hardiness from -18 ° to -24 °, the sprouts are edible.

Pseudosasa japonica

Growth height 3 – 4 m, good shade tolerant, flowers only every 60 years, 30 to 50 cm per year.

Phyllostachys nigra f. punctata

Height: 3 to 6 m, leaves: small, not only shiny, but dark green, location: sunny. Hardiness: -16 ° to -22 °. Use: Solitary, Hain, as protection against unwanted glances, hedge, cut compatible. Recommended variety for privacy.

Pleioblastus simonii

A beautiful bamboo as a container plant. The height is 1 – 3 m, the leaves are white striped and reddish, very narrow. Hardiness: -15 ° to -25 °. Serves as a good privacy.


Red bamboo ‘Chinese Wonder’

rasse Bamboo in a bucket for privacy and deco on the tea

Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo)

e Eigner von Ihren neuen Bambus im Kübel frühzeitig zu werden! We hope that with the help of this article you will be satisfied owner of your new bamboo in the bucket early ! At the end we wish you a lot of success and real pleasure in the selection and please note the preconceived opinion of the experts! This is a real and attractive challenge for all plant lovers.

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