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planted bamboo in pot but forgot to tease a few roots-should I dig it out?

As the title says, I have just bought a beautiful Bamboo yesterday and planted it in a pot, but now I am worried since I forgot to tease a few roots out-they were so big that it didn't even cross my mind. Now I am afraid the Bamboos roots won't take hold, should I dig it out and replant it or is that not necessary?  


  • Why don't you watch it for a few weeks and see if it flourishes? Bamboo can be pretty rampant and it may well manage to spread its roots without encouragement.

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    I have seen Bamboo grow over and break concrete - compost in a pot is not going to stop it!

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Lets hope it stays within the pot you want it in - some of them are up for world domination.

    I rarely if ever tease out roots from container grown plants, they always find their way out to food and water.  

  • M FM F Posts: 10

    Thank you all for your help, Inwill leave it alone then! I bought a clump forming one and hope it will stay in its pot for 3 years as I've been told, let's see image

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