Plant Care Phyllostachys Edulis

Phyllostachys Edulis

Also known as

moso bamboo, moso bamboo, moso bamboo, tortoise-shell bamboo and mao zhu


Phyllostachys edulis

How to care for Phyllostachys Edulis


How often to water your Phyllostachys Edulis

Water needs for Phyllostachys Edulis
0.5 cups
every 9

Phyllostachys Edulis 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 Phyllostachys Edulis

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for moso bamboo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Phyllostachys Edulis: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Phyllostachys Edulis 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.

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How to fertilize Phyllostachys Edulis

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

Care Summary for Phyllostachys Edulis

Phyllostachys Edulis

Phyllostachys Edulis

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.

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