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.