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transplanting bamboo in pots #157685 - Ask Extension


transplanting bamboo in pots #157685

Asked October 19, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

How do you split a clumping bamboo plant? The plant has outgrown the pot and we need to split and transplant it into two pots.

Multnomah County Oregon

Expert Response

Division of clumping potted plants is easy to do – well, relatively so.  Depending upon the kind and size of your bamboo, also the density of the roots, you may need lots of muscle.  In general, remove the bamboo from the pot, cut the rootball into 2 or 4 parts, then report the divisions and perhaps share the extras with friends.   

“How to Divide a Large Potted Bamboo” includes text and illustrations -  

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Jean R. Natter Replied October 21, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT

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