Plant Care Calcutta Bamboo

Calcutta Bamboo

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

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

Also known as

Male Bamboo and Solid Bamboo


Dendrocalamus strictus

How to care for Calcutta Bamboo


How often to water your Calcutta Bamboo

Water needs for Calcutta Bamboo
0.5 cups
every 9

Calcutta 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 Calcutta 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 Calcutta Bamboo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calcutta Bamboo: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calcutta Bamboo may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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


How to fertilize Calcutta Bamboo

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calcutta 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 Calcutta Bamboo after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Calcutta Bamboo

Calcutta Bamboo

Calcutta Bamboo

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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

Calcutta Bamboo has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Calcutta Bamboo has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
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Calcutta Bamboo has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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This plant was once part of a tribe and now we are propagating it

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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