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Are you looking for a unique and interesting way to spruce up your home garden? If so, consider growing bamboo! These hardy plants are easy to care for and can be used in many ways – from creating privacy screens or windbreaks on your patio, to adding texture to vases of cut flowers. Plus, as a (mostly) evergreen perennial that thrives all over the world, it’s sure to bring beauty and interest year-round no matter what climate you have at home.

But you need to be careful in choosing your varieties. Some can become very invasive. Use our guides down below to learn how to choose the best variety for your location and how to make it thrive once your plant it.

How to Grow Bamboo in Containers

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If you love lush, elegant bamboo but don’t want to risk it taking over the garden, why not grow your plants in pots and planters instead? Perfect as a patio accent or clustered into privacy screens, growing in pots is a smart way to manage their size and spread. Learn more about growing bamboo in containers in this guide.

How to Divide and Transplant Bamboo

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Tall, dense, and fast growing, bamboo is the ideal plant to quickly create a hedge or living privacy screen. But left unchecked, it can spread into unwanted areas or become overgrown, and lags in vitality. If it’s time to rejuvenate your bamboo stand, here are all the steps to divide, move, and transplant bamboo.

How to Identify and Control Bamboo Spider Mites

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Sap-sucking spider mites damage foliage with their voracious feeding. Some species are attracted to bamboo and cause unsightly leaf damage as multiple generations hatch in one growing season. Read on and discover what causes vulnerability to bamboo spider mites, telltale signs of an infestation, and treatment methods.

Clumping vs. Running Bamboo: What’s the Difference?

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Clumping bamboo and running bamboo behave very differently from each other, and both have their pros and cons for use in the landscape. In our guide, you’ll learn about these unique characteristics. For necessary background info and fun facts, you’ll even get a primer on the entire Bambusoideae subfamily! Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Bamboo Plants

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Bamboo plants are incredibly fast-growing, gorgeous, and multifaceted perennials that can be used in many different ways throughout the landscape. In this guide, you’ll not only learn how to grow bamboo, you’ll also find out how to maintain, care for, and protect your plants from pests and disease. Read more now.