rooting bamboo cuttings

Asked June 19, 2019, 9:37 AM EDT

Can I root bamboo cuttings in water, like I do with acuba? If so, how long does it take before roots develop? Thanks.

Montgomery County Maryland bamboo invasive propagating bamboo

1 Response

Running bamboo is a foreign invasive plant which is highly damaging to our natural and park areas, not to mention it creates big problems with neighbors because it is extremely difficult to control. We get many requests for how to get rid of it (in fact, we got one today along with yours.) We would not recommend that you plant it. Here is our webpage on bamboo: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/bamboo There is some cultural information in the links.

Ellen