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Edible Bamboo PlantDendrocalamus strictus

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  • Edible Bamboo Plant
  • Edible Bamboo Plant
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Edible Bamboo PlantDendrocalamus strictus

14 reviews
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Edible, Easy-Growing & Non-Invasive Bamboo

Why Edible Bamboo Plants?

Known as the Male Bamboo or Calcutta Bamboo, the Edible Bamboo Plant is valued for its incredibly fast growth and unique form. And since it's perfect for growing and preparing a one-of-a-kind culinary treat, it lives up to its name!

Simply pick your young bamboo shoots, bring them indoors to boil and prepare, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Edible Bamboo has a delectable flavor unlike any other and is perfect for adding to a number of recipes.

Even better? It's non-aggressive and non-invasive. It won't run all over your yard and it's ideal for small spaces, from urban patios to containers on your porch. That means you can experience the delight of home-grown bamboo without hassle or fuss.

Plus, it's tolerant of cold and heat. This is perhaps the easiest-to-grow bamboo variety available. It's even tolerant of harsh sunlight, heat and drought conditions. Unlike other needy varieties, it won't shrivel up and die back when faced with tough landscape issues.

Why is Better

You won't find this unique variety at your local garden center. With the Edible Bamboo, not only will you get a one-of-a-kind plant that's second to none...but you also get a promise of fast, easy growth and no-nonsense care.

As this unique bamboo grows in popularity, we will quickly run low on quantity, so don't wait...order your Edible Bamboo today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Plant your Edible Bamboo in an area that's protected from high winds and receives full to partial sunlight (anywhere from 4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily).

The Edible Bamboo will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well-draining.

Once you've selected your location, dig a hole large enough to accommodate your Edible Bamboo Plant's root ball, plant your Bamboo and backfill the soil.

2. Watering: Depending on your climate, water your Bamboo at least twice weekly. If you're not sure when to water, simply check your surrounding soil about 2 or 3 inches down.

3. Fertilizing: Early every spring and fall, feed your Edible Bamboo with a slow-release fertilizer that's high in nitrogen.

Note: Bamboo can contain a toxin called taxiphyllin when eaten in large quantities raw. When harvesting and eating your bamboo shoots, store them in a cool, dark place after harvest and enjoy them within 2 weeks to avoid a bitter taste. We recommend the popular preparation method of boiling or blanching the shoots before eating.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 5-10 ft.
Sunlight: Part Sun - No Full Sun in Zones 8-9
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Dendrocalamus strictus
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

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First plant came in a box which was too small Top had been broken to fit. Finally was able to get a replacement which arrived very quickly This one was in a box that was 12" longer and looked undamaged and very nice. Thankfully customer service has rectified the situation

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I bought 7 bamboo plants last year and unfortunately, It’s been so windy over the last 2 months that 3 of them died. I ordered 3 more, this time with the year warranty, and they seem to be doing fine. One is struggling a little, but I am keeping an eye on it. My only qualm is that they do arrive a bit wanting in the water department. I know is says only a few days to ship, but each time they have been in route for 4-5 days making them look like they are struggling. Anyway, that’s all. I like your product, keep up the good work.

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Edible Bamboo

My bamboo arrived in good condition. I planted it the next day and have watered it everyday with a sprinkler. It is doing well and hopefully it will grow quickly. I am excited to see it mature.

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Too early to tell

I haven't been able to eat this bamboo, I hope it will grow more, actually it has grown fast but not enough for me to eat some. I wish the company could explain from where to cut and eat the bamboo

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Edible Bamboo

I love the plant.