The bamboos are a subfamily of flowering perennial evergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae. Bamboos include some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system.
Water is important in all bamboo varieties for proper bamboo plant care. It is best to start watering your bamboo in the late winter or early spring as the new shoots are preparing to come up. You should continue to water your bamboo at least once a week throughout the growing season
Sunlight and Heat:
Bamboo plant care requires that you make sure your plants get appropriate amounts of sunlight and heat. Most bamboo will be able to withstand higher heat in areas with higher humidity because they don’t lose as much of their water to the dry surroundings. In areas that are drier you may want to consider watering your plants more frequently during the summer.
Fertilizer should be applied late winter or early spring when the risk of hard freezing is over, but before the new shoots have emerged from the ground. Fertilizing can continue to be applied periodically throughout the spring, and summer, but should not extend into the winter months or inactive growing season.
If you want your bamboo to stay a certain height, feel free to trim it above a node, this isn’t a required aspect of bamboo plant care, but it might be necessary for you personally. Trimming it above a node will keep the plant looking sharp.