Germination Instructions 

Bamboo

 

 

 

Seed treatment:

1. Remove the seed pods may facilitate germination.

2. Place the seeds for 15 minutes in a glass of water with 10% salt. (Dissolve a portion of salt to 9 parts water). Rinse

3. Change the seed to clean water without chlorine and let it stand for about 24 to 48 hours.

 

 

Sow: (Bamboos can be planted through out the year)

1. Use a 50/50 mixture of perlite and organic substrate or soil / plant, moistened to the point where you can barely squeeze water from it.

2. Place the mixture of soil perference in seedbeds with lid or in a plastic box Tupperware-style with transparent cover.

3. Cover the seeds with the same mixture of soil, a layer approximately 1 to 2cm and put the box in a horizontal place.

4. It is essential to keep the seedbed/box in a place where temperatures are around 20º to 30º C (28 to 38º C for the Gigant Bamboos)

5. It is also essential to control humidity inside the box so that it remains high. Open twice a week to allow fresh air.

6. Check the soil, don't let it dry but do not exagerate when watering, spray regularly with dechlorinated water.

 

 

Care of new plants:

1. Germination will begin to occur within 2 to 3 weeks.

2. Keep the lid to maintain high humidity and improve seed germination. As soon as new plants begin to reach the cover, remove it to facilitate growth.

3. Seeds will continue to germinate until 4 weeks after the first seed to germinate.

4. The new plants will grow rapidly in the case of Moso bamboo, about 10 cm in the first months under ideal conditions.

5. After the first month you can transplant the new plants.

6. When the new seedlings are about 2 to 3 months you will see new bamboo shoots growing thicker and so on, as the roots keep developing.

7. Seedlings of 1 year of age vary in height between 30 and 60 cm.

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