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  • What kind of soil is best for bamboo?

    Created by Tony Mininno on

    Hello –

    What organic potting mix do you suggest for large potted bamboo?

    Thank you!

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    Eric Vinje

    Hi Tony –

    Bamboo is tolerant of a wide array of growing conditions, soil not excluded. Although plants can tolerate anything from straight sand, to nothing but water there are soil mixes that can be more ideal than others. Most varieties of bamboo will thrive in silty, sandy, slightly acidic (6.2-7 pH) soil. Our Roots Greenlite, Roots Original Potting soil or most any other basic potting soils with a thick layer of sand or clay at the bottom for drainage would be excellent for bamboo.

    Hope it helps!

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