The name bamboo is used for over a thousand species of plants. In the wild, some of these species can reach heights of over 15 meters. However, it is possible to grow certain types of bamboo as indoor plants. The golden bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea) is one of these species. This bamboo houseplant has light green, upright stalks that turn golden with age and exposure to sunlight. Its narrow, lance-shaped leaves grow in clusters on short stems from the stalks. The plant grows quickly and can easily spread in the garden. Therefore, it is ideal to plant them in a pot. If you want to find out more, just read on …

Phyllostachys aurea is a typical bamboo houseplant

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Some types of bamboo thrive as potted plants

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How is the bamboo houseplant properly cared for??

The bamboo is usually an easy to care for, robust plant. It rarely has problems with pests or diseases and usually does not need pruning. So regular watering and fertilizing play an important role when it comes to a bamboo houseplant. To maintain the soil moisture that bamboo plants like, you need to water your container plant at least once a week.

Enjoy the natural beauty of bamboo in your own home

Bamboo houseplant Phyllostachys aurea caring for bamboo

The bamboo is a robust and easy to care for plant

Bamboo houseplant Phyllostachys aurea Caring for bamboo species


Bamboo prefers a place that is full sun to partial shade. Too much shade can result in a weak plant that cannot reach its full potential or develop its brilliant color. Stand your bamboo houseplant by the brightest window and rotate the pot about every week to make sure all sides of the plant get enough light.


This plant tolerates a wide variety of soil types, but prefers organically rich soil with good drainage. A high-quality commercial potting soil should be well suited for container plants.

This type of bamboo works well both outdoors and indoors

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The gold bamboo has a certain tolerance to drought and at the same time can deal with damp soil for a short time. However, the roots can rot. The plant should ideally have an evenly moist soil. Test the soil by sticking your finger in an inch or two and watering it when it feels dry. Never let the earth dry out completely. However, in the winter months, you should turn back watering a little.

Find a sunny spot and water your bamboo houseplant regularly

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Temperature and humidity

This type of bamboo is known for its tolerance to cold. It can even withstand temperatures of -15 degrees Celsius for a short time. However, cold weather can cause the plant to shed its leaves and eventually die. The plant thrives at typical indoor temperatures between 15 and 27 degrees Celsius. Keep them away from cold drafts, e.g. B. from an air conditioning system, as well as from dry heating air. These plants prefer fairly humid air, but can also tolerate some drought indoors as long as you water them well.

Can also be used as balcony plants

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In order to maintain the optimal amount of nutrients in the soil of your container plant, fertilize your bamboo houseplant once a month with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Follow the instructions given. Mixing some organic compost into the soil can also help, especially in the spring, to encourage healthy plant growth.

Natural privacy and sun protection made from bamboo plants

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Potting and repotting bamboo

If you have a small bamboo plant, choose a flower pot that is at least 12 inches wide and deep. Choose a pot made of a heavy material to anchor the weight of the bamboo canes. You can even put some stones or gravel on the ground if you feel that the container isn’t sturdy enough to support the weight of the plant. Also make sure that the pot has enough drainage holes.

It’s no secret that bamboo plants grow pretty quickly 

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Place the root ball in the pot and fill it with a loose, nutrient-rich potting soil. You can also mix in some compost at this point if you’d like to encourage growth. Then water the bamboo well.

You will likely need to repot your bamboo into a larger pot every year or two after the roots have spread throughout the pot and you can see them coming out of the holes in the bottom or sticking out of the soil at the top. Don’t leave your plant in a pot that is too small for too long or it won’t get enough nutrients to stay healthy.

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