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Lubera stops plant deliveries to the UK
Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.

Bamboo for containers

Bamboo for containers from LUBERA

Bamboo for containers can spread a wonderful Asian flair and can be used flexibly for designing terraces and entryways to houses and yards.

Bamboo 'Winter Joy'

Fargesia Hybrid 'Winter Joy' forms dark green, dense stalks with a red undertone

£41.90 *

Chinese Fountain Bamboo 'Jiuzhaigou 1'®

Fargesia nitida 'Jiuzhaigou 1' with red-coloured stalks and delicate leaves

£40.90 *

Phyllostachys aurea

Fish-pole bamboo, 100 cm

£45.90 *

Umbrella Bamboo 'Bimbo'

Fargesia murielae 'Bimbo' grows only 1.5 m high and it has a spherical habit

From £24.90 *

Umbrella Bamboo 'Simba'

Fargesia murielae 'Simba' grows wide with overhanging, yellowish shoots

From £26.40 *


More information about bamboo for containers

With a height of 1.5 m to 3.5 m, these bamboos are also suitable as privacy screens. Here in the Lubera garden shop, you will find a large selection of bamboo for planters.


Bamboo for containers


The weaker growing bamboo varieties such as the Fargesia variety 'Bimbo' are particularly suitable as potted plants. Fargesia murielae 'Red Zebra'® and 'Jumbo' also thrive very well in a planter.

In regions with very cold winters, Fargesia nitida or one of the newer Nitida hybrids such as 'Winter Joy' or the jade bamboo 'Jiuzhaigou 1'® are best suited for pots. Although they roll up their leaves in very cold weather, they survive the cold winter in pots without damage.


Cultivating bamboo for containers


As a rule of thumb, the diameter of the container should be at least three times the size of the root ball. All varieties of Fargesia and Borinda, as well as Bambusa, are the first choice for a pot planting. These species require a smaller container and do not need to be replanted into a larger container as often as the bamboo plants with rhizomes. The containers and pots should hold at least 20-30 litres. Phyllostachys bamboo plants with runners are unsuitable for pots.


Dividing bamboo


If you want to buy bamboo for container growing and then propagating yourself, it is very important to divide or remove the root balls. The ideal time to divide your bamboo plant is in March or late summer. It is best to plant separated roots immediately or cover them with moist potting soil before giving them away to neighbours and (garden) friends. Especially when cultivating in containers, the effect of dividing is that the plants have more space in the container again and will ultimately develop better.

A well-developed bamboo is a decorative screen and noise protection and at the same time absorbs large amounts of CO2.




Bamboos for containers need more fertiliser than bamboo plants that are planted out. When planting in containers, we recommend Frutilizer® Compound Fertiliser Plus, followed by 20 grams of Frutilizer® Seasonal Fertiliser Plus twice a year per 5 litres of pot volume.

Bamboo cannot tolerate stagnant moisture, so it is important to optimise the water supply of bamboo plants in containers by adding water granules to the potting soil. The plant pot must be open at the bottom so that no waterlogging can occur. We recommend using 'Fruitful Soil No. 1’ for pot cultivation.


Bamboo for containers and yellow leaves


If the leaves of your bamboo plant turn yellow in the spring or summer, you need to take a closer look at the plant. The leaves are usually yellow due to waterlogging, so please check the holes for water drainage and clean them if they are clogged.

If the water has already damaged the roots in the pot, you have to re-pot the bamboo and search the roots for dark, rotten spots. Cut these (if present) with a knife up to the healthy roots.

Yellow leaves can also be a consequence of a lack of nutrients. If your plant has recently received too little iron, magnesium or nitrogen, you must "reach under the stalks" with a targeted fertiliser application and possibly also by replacing the bamboo soil. To do this, take the plant out of the pot and remove as much soil as possible from the outside. Then fill up the free space again with fresh soil.




In general, each bamboo needs 3 to 5 years to take root properly and to get used to its new location. After this time, the bamboo also reaches its specified winter hardiness. However, this also means that the bamboo plants must be protected particularly carefully in the first years.

It is important not to overwater the potted plants during the cooler season. When temperatures are low below zero, the pot should be placed under a roof or in a garage. To prevent the tub from freezing through, you can pack it in polystyrene or other heat-insulating materials; the bamboo plant can be wrapped in fleece or bubble wrap.

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