To feed a Bamboo

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mrs bouquet

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To feed a Bamboo
« on: May 02, 2021, 10:42 »
I have one of the big ones with lovely golden canes.   I keep it in a large container, from which it get hauled out and sawn in half every 3 years or so.    It is not ready to come out yet, but the leaves look a bit yellowy.
I have never given it a feed, but perhaps it needs some nutrients,  Advice please,  Mrs Bouquet
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Re: To feed a Bamboo
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 18:37 »
I'd probably go for a general purpose (balanced) fertiliser, as it's not a flowering plant and therefore doesn't need a tomato-type one.  So something like growmore, or fish blood and bone.
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Re: To feed a Bamboo
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 01:23 »
Bamboo is (botanically) a grass, and they are heavy nitrogen feeders when they are in the ground.

If yours is in a pot, heavy nitrogen feeding is probably not what you need, but the bamboo will need some. Use a fertilizer that gives about the same amount of K as N.
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