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By Bevmo

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What do I do about flowering bamboo?



Depends of what variety of bamboo. If is is Phyllostachys aurea or nigra, then I would cut them off. Some plants and especially grasses, can flower and then die; they are said to be monocarpic.

24 Mar, 2017


Most of the shrub to tree-sized species of bamboo are monocarpic, on a schedule of once every 20 to 100 years. On the other hand, most of the dwarf species bloom almost every year, and don't die afterward.
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24 Mar, 2017

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