bamboo veg. propagation

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miketropic

bamboo veg. propagation

Post by miketropic » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:48 pm

I was watching a video about the bamboo industry comming along in India and it looked like they were propagating from cut culms. they would cut a culm into 7 or 8 parts lay it sideways in the ground. cover it and wait for it to pop up. after it had a bit of leaves on it they dug it up cut the old culm away and planted the shoot with a nice root ball on it. I wasnt aware you could do it this way and if you can I would like to know more. anyone ever tried this? anything special that needs to be done with the old culms before there put in the ground? seems like a good way to propagate without having to dig heavy tough root balls.

Mixed moso

Re: bamboo veg. propagation

Post by Mixed moso » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:45 am

Hi, unfortunately this only works with tropical species. If you grow Arundo donax, however, it can be propagated in this way, by laying cut sections of culm in water.

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