You can take it with you

Because bamboo rarely sets seed it has had to adopt other methods to get around. Bamboo became indispensable, beautiful, gentle etc, so you and your ancestors will dig up a piece for your home. Transplanting is easy during the warmer months. The secret is to keep the root-ball moist and the stem shaded.

We’ll make a plant person of you yet.

digging it

To cut bamboo, the tool of choice is a chain saw

Transplanting in three easy steps

1. Saw into the soil about 30cm or so, depending on the soil type. Cut all the way around the bamboo. Things to keep in mind.

a. To cut bamboo from the ground for transplanting, the tool of choice is a chain saw with a tungsten chain.

b. First look up. The rhizome runs in the direction indicated by the lower two branches on the culm.

c. Allow space for the rhizome buds either side of the culm. These are needed for next years shoots.

lift the rootball

2. Gently lever the bamboo back and forth to disconnect the roots connected under the rootball.

plant asap

Keep the rootball moist

3. Keep the rootball moist and in hot, dry or windy conditions the leaves also need to be kept moist. Things to keep in mind.

a. This is a critical stage. Transplant immediately if possible, otherwise treat the rootball with a water retainer and wrap it in cling wrap.

b. Stand the plant vertically.

c. If sun falls on the culms they may overheat, possibly burn and injure the plant.

You done good!

Now you can plant your bamboo into the ground or a pot or into a big planter.

Or we can do it for you in Sydney