Wednesday 6 January 2016

Watering bamboo tips for Hotter days

Bamboo creations recommend watering systems on hot days
Bamboo Watering Timer System

The days over summer can become quite hot and your Bamboo may need a little bit of extra care during the hotter days.  Here are a few tips from Bamboo Creations Victoria on how to care for your Bamboo during the hotter summer days.

Watering of Bamboo is very important as Bamboo likes being moist, especially on the extremely hot days. If the bamboo gets too dry then the leaves will curl down and brown off. The culms will start to discolour from their nice green to a golden colour.

To ensure you give your bamboo the best chance in life we recommend regular watering. In the morning and at night in the extreme hot weather. They do not need lots of water in 1 big hit.  It is normally better to water smaller amounts on a regular basis.  The picture on the above shows an example of a watering systems.  These are not that expensive and can give your plants a quick burst at regular intervals during the day.

Depending on the size of your bamboo you may like to try the following watering suggestions:

  •  Small bamboo 1 min every 5 hours 
  •  Medium bamboo 1 min every 4 hours 
  •  Large Bamboo 2 min every 4 hours 
  •  Extra Large 5 min every 4 hours 

Our nursery does this from 7am to 7pm. To reduce the amount of water being used, why not try utilising some of your grey water. 

This watering regime is normally used just for the summer months to avoid your bamboo drying out on the hot days.

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