The Benefits of a Bamboo Planter


Bamboo planters are containers designed to hold bamboo plants. Clump-forming varieties tend to grow slowly and look best as borders.

Bamboo in containers requires special care, including regular watering and repotting or division every 2-5 years. Good drainage is critical as standing water or wet soil may cause its roots to rot away quickly.

Clumping Bamboo

Bamboo flourishes well in containers (even large ones) and planters as long as it receives regular moisture feedings and sunshine exposure. Although bamboo can be grown indoors or outdoors, its cold weather hardiness makes outdoor cultivation highly desirable.

Planting it outside produces quick results and makes an excellent privacy screen or hedge option. Clumping varieties grow their culms close together via thick rhizomes for non-invasive growth in tight spaces; their fern-like aesthetic has made many species highly sought-after as hedging plants.

If you want to control the height of clumping bamboo, prune back when in full flower (subtropical varieties) or early spring. This will limit its growth over the coming year but won’t prevent it from sprouting new shoots.

Dig a hole slightly larger than its container to properly prepare a planting site for clumping bamboo. Remove any extra topsoil or heavier subsoil, ensuring no unwanted plants, such as weeds, are growing there.

Bamboo multiplies once planted under ideal conditions; however, it may take up to one year for its rhizomes to settle and produce new shoots. Water the bamboo frequently at this stage to help it adapt to its environment, and feed at least twice annually with liquid fertilizer (preferably in summer and autumn).

When cultivating clumping bamboo in containers, it’s best to plant it in a premium potting mix with organic material like mulch for maximum moisture retention and speedy recovery. Daily irrigation in summer should continue until all water runs out of the bottom of your container, whereas during winter, it only needs watering 2-3 times weekly. It would be best to be fed with quality bamboo food like Seabreeze or Oldham’s, ensuring healthy and vibrant clumps.

Running Bamboo

There are various species of noninvasive clumping bamboo available for decorative landscaping use. At the same time, some varieties can become aggressive enough to take over an area, necessitating planters or physical barriers to contain them. Understanding how running bamboo works will help gardeners avoid its common issues.

Clumping and running bamboo differ primarily by how their underground stems, known as rhizomes, grow. Bamboo clumps have short rhizomes, which produce short bamboo poles that pop out from beneath the soil and form round clusters; on the other hand, running bamboo has longer spreading rhizomes, allowing them to spread rapidly. This makes them difficult to control without physical barriers in place.

Running bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants worldwide, often reaching up to one meter a day in tropical varieties. While this makes for beautiful additions to landscapes, in certain conditions, running bamboo can become an ongoing problem that needs to be managed carefully.

Monitoring running bamboo closely is the best way to keep it under control. Dig around its base several times yearly and remove any rhizomes that try to spread using a sharp spade or other tool. Furthermore, be mindful not to situate your grove near other properties or yards where its rhizomes may cross into their yards and resume growing the following spring.

Physical barriers are the safest and most efficient way to contain running bamboo. Specialty bamboo nurseries or web businesses specializing in bamboo can supply thick plastic rhizome barriers that should be buried over 3 feet deep around their grove to stop their roots from reaching the surface and growing again.

Another option for growing bamboo is in containers; however, this solution won’t last. At some point, the rhizomes will escape through the drainage hole and spread into the surrounding soil, potentially becoming an ongoing challenge.

Wooden Planter Box

Wooden planter boxes are ideal for cultivating flowers, herbs, and vegetables in any outdoor space. Available in various styles and sizes to meet multiple gardening needs – these planters come equipped with tools like fruit crates or whiskey barrels made of recycled material, as well as those built out of wood or cement – they provide a colorful touch to any patio, porch, roof garden or balcony space!

Cutting its pieces of wood is at the forefront of making a planter box. To save both time and accuracy, cutting all your pieces at once is recommended – you could use a table, miter, or circular saw for this step. After making all necessary cuts, it’s wise to sand any rough areas down using a circular saw, table saw, or miter saw before finishing up by applying stain or varnish, as this will protect against moisture damage while improving appearance.

Once your wooden planter is finished being sanded, it is recommended to apply a waterproof sealant to protect both it and its plants from moisture damage and prevent them from rotting. It would be best to consider using preservatives on the wood to extend its lifespan.

To line a planter box correctly, you will need a material that can withstand the weight of soil and roots. Examples of suitable liners are landscaping fabric, burlap, coco coir, and sphagnum moss – or you can even create one from plastic bags or old jeans!

Once your planter is complete, fill it with soil and add your plants. Be sure that the type of soil you choose suits your plants. A plastic pot inside will prevent wet wood from warping over time and rotting away prematurely.

Pottery Pots

Whether you’re planting bamboo or other plants, finding an ideal pot is essential. Pottery pots of clay come in various sizes and colors that make them suitable for indoor or outdoor use – even online stores sell them! Based on the size of your plant(s), be sure to choose one deep enough to hold its roots – porous clay such as that found in terra-cotta pots makes breathing more accessible, as does its quicker moisture drainage, helping prevent overwatering issues.

Terra cotta pots can be painted to complement your garden decor or to add an original touch to any room in your home. DIY projects involving this simple task are quick and enjoyable; use acrylic water-based paint for best results and sealant to preserve and protect their surfaces afterward.

One of the easiest and simplest ways to give a terra-cotta pot an aged appearance is by using natural soil from your backyard. Over time, this dirt will naturally age the bank. You can speed up its process by submerging it in water and adding five times as much water-soluble fertilizer as package instructions recommend.

Make your terra-cotta pot look aged by mixing Plaster of Paris with wood stain to form a paste-like paint that you can apply directly onto its entire surface, giving it the appearance of being found during an archaeological dig. This method works great if your pot has been painted by hand before adding any effects like stain or weathering with another procedure like spray paint.

Make your terra-cotta pot stand out by painting it in several distinct colors to make it striking. Use one color, multiple colors, or stripes of different hues; paint geometric designs on it or use stencils for an eye-catching result.