- Dig a hole that’s a bit larger
than the size of the pot.
- Remove the plant from the pot. You may have to
cut the pot from the bamboo plant if it doesn’t
slide out easily.
- If the roots are tightly wrapped in the shape of
the pot, you can score them a few times with a knife
to help them to discontinue growing in a circular
pattern. If you see any new shoots forming, avoid
this area with your knife.
- Set the plant in the hole so that the soil with
the plant is slightly below the level of the existing
- Backfill with existing soil mixed with a rich topsoil
or manure compost. Make sure that there are no air
pockets around the root ball.
- Water well and often but do not allow your bamboo
to stand in water for more than a few hours. Good
drainage is important. If the leaves start to curl,
your bamboo is not getting enough water.
- Add mulch around your bamboo and always maintain
a good layer of mulch.