Bamboo Propagation and Cultivation
This section of Guadua Bamboo is dedicated to growing bamboo, propagation and cultivation. All previous posts, articles, questions and answers, pictures and videos about growing bamboo are listed here for your convenience.
Choosing the optimal soil to grow Guadua bamboo is one of the most important determinants for success or failure of a commercial Guadua bamboo plantation. A good selection of soil, coupled with optimal climate conditions, may generate Guadua angustifolia stems taller than 20m high, or in the contrary stems of maximum 6 or 7m high.
Optimal climate conditions to grow Guadua bamboo together with soil properties will determine to a large extent whether the development of a commercial bamboo plantation will be successful or not.
Knowing how to plant bamboo correctly, will help you establish a healthier crop and improved productivity on your bamboo farm or plantation.
Is it true that flowering bamboo always dies after seed setting? The short answer to this question is: usually yes, but not always...
Growing bamboo cuttings is a very popular bamboo propagation methods because it's fast, simple, economical, and it doesn't require a lot of space. Thick-walled bamboo species have prominent primary branches. These branches can be extracted without damaging the mother clump and are often (depending on the bamboo species) an excellent planting material.
Bamboo rhizome propagation or offset propagation is a traditional vegetative propagation method, and perhaps the most commonly used propagation technique for bamboo. However, it is only practicable for cultivating a few clumps due to the extensive labor and cost this technique requires.
I have just finished reading your interesting piece about the best soil conditions for bamboo plantations. You mention fertilizer, and how high usage could affect the financial ROI of a project. I was wondering therefore, what brand of fertilizer you would recomend to use, annual per hectare dose rates for 400 plants, price per tonne of fertilizer and if you would recommend something like a slow release organic product.
I'm a development consultant working in the Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan. Bamboo grows naturally in Western Bahr el Ghazal State and I'm looking at establishing bamboo plantations for a nascent bamboo industry.
I'm an extremely green bamboo enthusiast. My dream is as follows.... Buy a nice piece of land in Latin America, close enough to the ocean so that I can see the waves and surf everyday. Grow GUADUA BAMBOO so that I can slowly build my dream house on said land.
I live in Greece where the climate is Mediterranean. Is it possible to grow Guadua bamboo here? If not, which species of bamboo is suitable for this climate?
Once you've planted the bamboo, what kind of maintenance is necessary after each year? I heard that you're supposed to cut off the lateral growth of the bamboo and only leave the center columns. You're also supposed to eliminate the weaker center columns.
We are planning to plant about an acre of Guadua bamboo seedlings on our land on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua . We will need to irrigate through the dry season for the first and possibly the second year. I am currently evaluating my options for irrigation and would appreciate any feedback.
Hi, I would like to start a bamboo business, any advice given the fact I have no knowledge apart from what I have read from internet. How could I get started?How can I get the bamboo to start with. I have tremendous energy and passion to do this.
We are planning to have a bamboo plantation to support our growing industry here in Cotabato Province, Mindanao Island, Philippines, my question is, what is the ideal spacing for bamboo plantation that would pose as a problem in harvesting in the future?
I am planning my mini Guadua farm on a half acre and some things I need to know are: If you start with 25gal pots of Guadua, how much distance should you space them apart?
In Indonesia, would you know from which commercial source it is possible to purchase Dendrocalamus asper rhizomes? Or having identified a grove, how can rhizomes be safely removed, transported, and re-planted?
We have land in Ecuador 20k East of Quito, on the North side of Mt. Ilalo on a West facing slope of about 35 degrees of inclination at 9000ft elevation. Soil is volcanic mix over congowa stone. Will Guadua grow there or is there a better specie for the area?
I live in Central Victoria Australia and want to start growing edible bamboo. Can you please supply me with a list, if any at all, of edible bamboos which will be happy in frosts of down to -7°C?
I have bamboo coming from my neighbours yard and it’s popping up all over the place! Is there any way to control this or eliminate the bamboo, because spraying it doesn't seem to work.
I hope you can help me with this problem, all my bamboos have got white or orange stripes on the leaves and fall off. I have looked for mites but not seen anything on them.
I have read that bamboo can be grown on denuded land of poor quality. Surely this would affect the quality of the crop for sale eg furniture or flooring. What is the optimum type of soil?
I live in Hawaii on one of the drier islands and wondered what amount of water would be needed per acre to grow Guadua bamboo and typically speaking other species such as Phyllostachys pubescens,...
I live in Hawaii and want to know if yellowish leaves on my bamboo plant are normal or if it's lacking something?