Bamboo is very adaptable and thrives in a variety of settings.
If your soil has good drainage you can dig a hole bigger than your pot and then partially backfill with the soil mixed with compost and a little dolomite. If your soil has a high clay content and poor drainage you can plant into a mound of good quality soil mixed with compost.
If you want to ensure that your bamboo does not grow right up to a path or boundary you can place a Rhizome barrier at the point where you want to ensure the plant growth stops.
Place the plant in the hole or mound and gently tamp down the soil.
Add some compost and complete fertiliser and a 10 cm layer of mulch to retain moisture and prevent weeds.
Care and maintenance
Once bamboo is established it is very low maintenance, but, while your plant is becoming established, it is very important to give it plenty of water. We recommend watering twice a day for the first 4 weeks and then daily for the next 4 weeks.
You may choose to stake the plant while it is becoming established, but they generally don't require staking.
Once a year add some complete fertiliser.
After a few years you can reduce the size of the plant by removing old stems from the centre or edge of the plant as required.
You can leave your bamboo to do its' thing or you can prune to whatever height you desire.