Plant Care Common Bamboo

Common Bamboo

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Common Bamboo has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Common Bamboo has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Common Bamboo

Common Bamboo is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 127 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Common Bamboo likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.


Bambusa vulgaris

How to care for Common Bamboo


How often to water your Common Bamboo

Water needs for Common Bamboo
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Bamboo needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Common Bamboo

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common Bamboo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Bamboo: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Bamboo love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Common Bamboo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Bamboo in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Common Bamboo

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Bamboo: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common Bamboo after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Bamboo

Common Bamboo

Common Bamboo

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Common Bamboo has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Common Bamboo has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Common Bamboo has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Common Bamboo has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@QuayNicole avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 1,681 XP

It pretty much takes care of it’s self lol

Fast grower Fast grower
@Annaleece avatar
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 551 XP
globe Modesto, CA


Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 39 XP
globe Paisley, Scotland

Hard to kill

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower

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