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Does bamboo require cultivation after planting?

Prunning bamboo branches to give the stem a robust growth and width, is recommeded. A clump is 1-8m, & upto 200 stems.

Pruning is the cutting and removal of culms, branches or leaves of the bamboo. This can be done with sharp pruners, loppers or even a saw depending on how thick the culm is. Note that once any part of the bamboo is cut, it will not grow back. This characterisitic allows the bamboo dimensions to be permanently controlled. 'Topping' is a form of pruning to maintain a desired height. As new shoots emerge annually, this will need to be done every year.

When pruning bamboo culms, make cuts just above the culm node. Similarly when pruning the branches, make cuts above the branch nodes. This way, there is no unsightly stub remaining behind which can rot and deteriorate. To compensate for the lost foliage, branches below the cut line will grow more leaves producing thicker foliage.

Many species of bamboo have very attractive culms and are worthy of showcasing. However, they are sometimes blocked by branches with dense foliage. Removing the lower branches will further expose the beauty of culms and draw attention to them.