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Germination of

Bambusa bambos

Giant Thorny Bamboo, Bambusa Arundinacea, Thorny Giant Bamboo, Spiny Bamboo, King Bamboo, Elephant Bamboo, Jumbo Bamboo

Bambusa bambos

Soak seeds in water for 24-48 hours to enhance germination.
Plant in a mix of sand and compost or a well-draining potting medium.
Keep soil consistently moist and warm (around 75-85°F / 24-29°C).
Bamboo seeds can take time to germinate, so patience is required.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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