How to Take Care of Your Bamboo Plants When Moving to a New Home


Moving can be a real pain in the neck, we all know that. It can get stressful enough to move even when you’re on your own, but when you add some other living things to the equation, things can get even more challenging. There are loads of useful tips on how to move with your furry friends, but what should you do with your plants?

We did a bit of researching and we’ve come up with this short guide through moving with plants. We’ve focused mostly on the bamboo plants and how to ensure their well-being when you have to move far away. When you consider the fact that bamboo plants flower once in every 50 years or so, it becomes perfectly clear why you really need to take care of them, if you want to keep a bamboo oasis in your new home. So, without further ado, here are some of the best idea and practices when it comes to relocating with your bamboo plants.

Research Laws and Regulations

When it comes to bamboo plants, they are pretty widespread all over the world. Because of this, you are allowed to take your plants to almost every country there is. However, there are some rules and regulations that you’ll have to follow, especially if you’re moving to a different country.

Bamboo plants are prone to various parasitic fungi attacks and different virus diseases. This is why your plants have to go through a number of inspections, depending on the country you’re moving your plants to. In order to legally transport your plants into another country, those plants must be healthy, and they can’t represent any threat to the species of plants already growing there. If there is even the slightest possibility that your plants may cause any harm to the local wildlife or plants, you won’t be allowed to bring your plants in. Make sure you know as much as you can about your new country of residence and about their laws and regulations on plants transportation.

Learn how to Transplant your Bamboo

Once you get to prepare for a big move, there are so many things you have to take care of, but you can’t forget your bamboo plants. If you really want to take them with you to your new home, you will need to invest some time and effort to prepare them for the trip. And you will need to do this in advance.


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There are two types of bamboo plants, the clumping bamboos, and the running bamboos. Each one is different, but they are very easy to distinguish. The clumping bamboos grow in a tight clump, while the running bamboos’ rhizomes spread out incredibly fast. However, they have quite a lot in common – including the fact that they grow quite deep, so get ready for a physically challenging task. Make sure you’re not transplanting your bamboos during their shooting season, but do it in the early spring or late fall. When you find the younger rhizomes, start digging, but make sure you’re keeping them wet and moist during the entire process. Once you have the plant removed from the ground, make sure its root ball is constantly moist, while its leaves are in the shade. Make sure your bamboo plants have enough sunlight and water in their new home and perhaps consider planting them near a backyard pond.

Transporting Bamboo Plants

When you’re growing your bamboo for a long time, it can get pretty high. It probably looks amazing in your garden, but what do you do when it has to be transported? Knowing that bamboo plants can grow to be higher than 20 feet can make this move even more challenging than you first thought.

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Don’t despair – transporting a large bamboo plant can be a bit tricky, but it’s far from impossible. The first thing you need to understand is that the best way to transport a bamboo plant is in an upright position. The leaves should be tied together and protected from the weather. If possible, you should keep the leaves in shade, while keeping the plant’s root ball moist. Use wrapping sheets to wrap the leaves and then find the best possible way to secure the plant on your car. If you’re moving far away, perhaps the best possible way to transport your plants is to consult a professional. 

When the relocation is getting closer, the list of things you need to consider is quickly growing. That’s why you need to prepare in advance and make sure you’re ready for the move. When it comes to bamboo plants, you must understand that it takes a bit of time and effort to prepare them for the road, so don’t waste any time. Get the necessary tools and start preparing your plants for the move in time, and your move will go as smoothly as possible.

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