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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
A bamboo plant's physical appearance is a perennial plant that is green in color for most parts of the year.
A bamboo plant is a monocotyledonous plant. It is a plant sub-classified in the grass family, particularly the Bambusoideae family. The scientific name for the common Bamboo plant is Bambusa vulgaris.
Because they are monocots, bamboo plants lack the cambium, therefore, bamboo plants rarely grow in girth.
However, they are among the world's fastest-growing plants with an average of 36 cm every 24 hours.
The stems are yellow with intermittent green strips. A mature bamboo plant can grow up to 20m in height and about 10cm in circumference. Additionally, bamboo plants do not require a lot of sunshine for its growth. They prefer areas that are not well lit with partial shade. However, this varies from species to species.
Natively bamboo plants grow in the tropical and subtropic zones. The preferred soil type is volcanic soil as it is well aerated, has adequate drainage, and retains optimum moisture that facilitates bamboo rhizomes' growth. A bamboo plant thrives in a temperate climate. Native bamboo plantations are located in South Asia and sub-Saharan regions in Africa.
However, due to increased demand for the bamboo plant as a raw product in many industries, people are slowly embracing bamboo cultivation. The bloom color and bloom season are important determinants in determining the right time to harvest a bamboo plant. A mature bamboo plant is tall and yellow. It has a smooth exterior surface, and it is hard to break due to the extensive lignification process.
Research indicates that the best bloom season to harvest a bamboo plant is during the dry season. A mature bamboo plant should be at least four years. During this time, the plant tries to conserve its starch sources in readiness for the next shooting season. Starch is crucial as it ensures the stability of the bamboo plant. An example is the Guadua bamboo. Its maturity for harvest is characterized by small white specks on the bamboo stem.