Plant Care Sacred Bamboo

Sacred Bamboo

About Sacred Bamboo

Nandina domestica is an upright shrub with evergreen leaves that change to reddish-purple in fall. It spreads by suckers and is drought tolerant once established. Red leaf color and berries last into winter. When pruning, stagger lengths of canes, rather than pruning straight across.


Nandina domestica

Also known as

Heavenly Bamboo and Nandina

How to care for Sacred Bamboo


How often to water your Sacred Bamboo

Water needs for Sacred Bamboo
0.5 cups
every 9

Sacred 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 Sacred 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 Sacred Bamboo in your home

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

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

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

Sacred Bamboo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Sacred Bamboo

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

Difficulty Level

Sacred Bamboo is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Sacred Bamboo

Sacred Bamboo

Sacred 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.

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