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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:50 am 
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Good evening--

I have recently purchased a 20-gallon bamboo from the Bambusa family that consists of one thick, mature shoot (over 2" in diameter) and a few very thin canes. Should I surmise that this bamboo was propagated from the cane and thus does not have a rhizome ball at this point, in which case I should not expect a true rhizome shoot for a few seasons? Trying to anticipate how much growth I will see this coming summer, especially with my neighbors having inexplicably cut down a beautiful old 80ft ficus tree next door so that they can build a bigger driveway for themselves; am looking forward to having my bamboo grow and screen that out ASAP...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:35 am 
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Which culms are the darker green, assuming they are green? It is possible that the thin canes were the division and the thick one grew after the dividing but probably the other way around, the wee guys came from the big guy - in any case the richest color should be the youngest.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:43 pm 
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Thanks Brad--

The wide culm in question is definitely the eldest in this clump; there are two other very thin culms that appear to have sprouted more recently. I sent a cordial email to the guy who sold me this particular bamboo where I asked him the above questions; he responded with a one-sentence reply telling me that I will be happy with the bamboo.

I have little understanding of the propagation process: are the majority of the bambusa species propagated by breaking off a culm from a mother plant, or are they grown by seeds?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:13 pm 
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I can't speak to the majority, I've noticed that most I've bought seem to be culm cuttings where a branch node becomes the new plant, yours sounds like it might be the same.

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