Where does invasive Bamboo come from?
Originally, Bamboo comes from Asian forests. The name ‘Bamboo’ is Malaysian. Rumour has it that its name is based on the ‘bam-boom’ sound produced by this plant when it is burning. The humid and warm Malaysian climate stimulates explosive growth of this variety. In the climate of the Netherlands, Bamboo is also a tough and strong plant that grows quickly. As its name implies, invasive bamboos are very fast growers, that can invade all of your garden. If you plant it in open ground, it is most important to limit its growth by means of root barriers. Remember to determine in advance to what area you need to limit the spread of Bamboo.
When does Bamboo flower?
Invasive Bamboo does not flower because they spread by their roots (Rhizomes). Because this plant spread underground, avoid planting it near stone paths or terraces because this plant will grow upwards through these.
Is Bamboo suitable for balconies?
Invasive Bamboo grows very well in a big enough trough or pot. It is important to give it plenty of water and to avoid the midday sun. When well looked after, Bamboo can make an excellent balcony plant!
Plenty of water
80 to 200 centimeter
Evergreen or deciduous:
Yes, two options
2 to 3 times per year
Invasive Bamboo does not flower
Explosive and uncontolled growth can be limited by root limitation devices. It is recommended you plan how much you want your Bamboo to spread in advanche.