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 Post subject: Hydroponic bamboo?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:45 pm 
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This little article is more of an architectural review of a building, but they mention that the inclusion of "hydroponic bamboo trees" would be notable and help salvage the design.

Unless the containers were very deep and specially designed to support the culms, I don't know how this could work. There's a rendering of the building in the article.

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2012/01/26/ ... iginality/

Is it even possible to grow bamboo hydroponically? What happens in the winter? (It's in NYC I believe.)

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 Post subject: Re: Hydroponic bamboo?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:42 pm 
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I just can't see hydroponics working for bamboo, the culms alone would be lacking the support structure that hard soil provides not to mention most bamboo do not like being waterlogged.

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 Post subject: Re: Hydroponic bamboo?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:35 pm 
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Hydroponically raising bamboo is something I've been meaning to try and have been considering how you would go about doing it. My thought was to have a section of rhizome suspended in a nutrient solution over an aquarium air stone hooked to an air pump. This would make sure the solution around the rhizome was oxygenated. Any culms that formed would have to be braced, but a large holed net above the setup could automatically do that.

I do remember someone's experiment of leaving a pot of Bambusa ventricosa submerged in a pond for many months. The plant did not suffer from the treatment.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:28 am 
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That was Steve the boo outlaw with the ventricosa it is an exception. If the hydrophonic soulution is well airiated plants that do not like wet roots shouldn't have a problem from what I understand. Suporting the culms would be tricky maybe that mesh/webbing thing would work or the right textured foam material that they would punch right through but still get support from it.
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 Post subject: Re: Hydroponic bamboo?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:13 am 
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I was thinking maybe one quarter inch rods made of metal, alternating directions, every inch in height or so in the root container. The container itself made of metal.
Then the container which holds the roots will work on a NFT system since they do like to be flooded occasionally. You could have it on a timer to flood the container a couple times a day.
But yeah . . . . it would have to be some solid materials, maybe bolted to the house frame or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Hydroponic bamboo?
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Anyone tried to get them to root in a hydroponic system? Was thinking if you put water on a timer, it would keep from water logging the cutting. I want to transplant at first sign of root development.

Any success or failure stories would be greatly appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Hydroponic bamboo?
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I cut a few tiny oldhamii culms (smaller than 1/8'" diameter) into single node cuttings and ran them through my aeroponic clone bucket that I use on tomatoes. The little culm sections were in the bucket, with the small branches and a few select leaves fed through the "puck" and under a 10w led. Only 1 out of 12 rooted, but is doing great. It was potted after 2+ weeks, then put in the ground after about a month.

I bet it would have thrived if kept on aeroponics, but the root system would have gotten out of control very fast and it's too much trouble to keep water temp/nutes good unless just popping out tomato clones. I usually have a 100% success rate cloning tomatoes, and I would guess with some tweaking certain types of small bamboo could be cloned very effectively using aeroponics.


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 Post subject: Re: Hydroponic bamboo?
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thats great. I'm just trying aeroponically clone some oldhamiis. It has been 3 days since I started. No sign of roots yet.
Have you done anymore cloning with aeroponics? any insights what works well?


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 Post subject: Re: Hydroponic bamboo?
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hydroponic bamboo, now Ive heard of everything. I think supporting the shoots when they're older might be your biggest concern.


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