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

Taxonomy

Dendrocalamus strictus
Dendrocalamus
Poaceae
Poales

How to care for Calcutta Bamboo

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Calcutta Bamboo prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Calcutta Bamboo may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Calcutta Bamboo

Calcutta Bamboo

Calcutta Bamboo


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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