Growing bamboo plants in a pot is a good option. Select the right type of plant; good care is also a plus point. It is easier to stay looking nice if it is partly shade-grown. It is possible to have healthy-looking, potted bamboo plants that flourish in full sunshine. The smallest types are the perfect bamboo for growing plants. Some of the best bamboos that you can grow in pots are listed below:
The Nepalese Blue
Nepalese Blue is a decorative weeping bamboo. It contains soft Blue, white, and grey culms. Nepalese Blue grows naturally around 2-3mtrs in height.
You can easily trim down in height when appropriate. Dark areas and filtered light are excellent choices for Nepalese Blue bamboos. The average clump size is one meter so this large plant can grow in narrow garden beds, up to at least 50 cm. You can place it under a roof or even a terrace and outside the garden.
It is also a small type of bamboo, and you can plant it as an ornamental element in your garden. Its culms are of green and golden color with thick green leaves. It has a vase shape narrow at the base and a fan at the end. The latest bamboo shoots reveal a pretty pink / reddish color that has aged to gold for a couple of months.
Khasia is another ornamental bamboo with a lovely purple shadow over the culm base. Khasia, for example, will grow 2-3 meters in height. It has a weepy style of growth of soft, lush green plants. Khasia needs a shaded area or filtered water. It can withstand a little more sunshine than other smaller plants like Nepalese Blue or Himalayan Weeping.
Himalayan Weeping Bamboo
It is a smooth, cold-tolerant bamboo. It has low, spinning culms and thick sprays of fragile, slender, light green leaves on various clusters of branches. Himalayan Weeping Bamboo enjoys a calm, shady spot away from full sunshine. It is suitable for growing in a pot or a sheltered place, such as a courtyard or small outdoor area. It’s two to three meters in height.
Nigra Black Bamboo
Nigra is a tiny black bamboo that’s ideal for garden beds or pots. Nigra typically develops up to 6mtrs in the field but is increased to 3-4mtrs in height in pots. It has a weepy pattern of growth, not a vertical one, with lovely bushy green foliage. There are no limitations to the natural distribution of running bamboo. So it’s nice to render groves or forests in acreage or large walls. Nigra is the better choice for black bamboo in pots. The clustering black bamboo species do not grow long-term in pots.
All the bamboo plants mentioned above are quick growing and can establish within 2-3 years, or faster if you buy more validated sizes. Nigra is easy to sustain and tolerant of drought after it has been installed on the ground. Nonetheless, regular watering is needed in pots and troughs.