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What should I do with bamboo that looks like it is dying?


By Jangue

Somerset, United Kingdom Gb

I bought a bamboo (reduced from £30 to £5) as it was looking very sad! It is about 2 metres high but the leaves are either all brown or green but going brown. The stems look healthy though. I will have to keep it in a pot as it is one of the rampant species. Will it survive? Should I cut it right back?



i have a couple of bamboos in pots, one always goes brown over winter and early spring, i think its the position its in and maybe lack of water through winter, i gave mine a good watering at weekend and it is coming back again, don't give up on it, i haven't cut mine x

27 Apr, 2009


many thanks for the advice - I am new to this site and relatively new to gardening so constantly worried about what i have planted and how to look after it!

28 Apr, 2009


i know how you feel i only joined last week but i am addicted to it, so much better than facebook! welcome x

28 Apr, 2009


I have a bamboo in a pot in the shade and often very neglected, but I give it a feed and a good watering in the spring and it always comes back

28 Apr, 2009

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