How Much do Bamboo Plants Cost?

Last Updated on December 29, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Did you know that in Asian culture, bamboo symbolizes the happiness, well-being, and health of the people who own it? It is also said to be the symbol of love. If you receive a bamboo plant as a gift, that person loves you unconditionally.

Bamboo is known by most people as a houseplant, but its uses are very diverse: from building houses and decorative objects to its use in medicine.

How much do bamboo plants cost?

Timber bamboo is a type of plant that can grow up to 35-50 feet in height and two-four inches in diameter. The cost of timber bamboo is anywhere from $120 to $160, depending on its size (larger plants are more expensive). Bamboo with diameters between one and two inches can reach heights of 22 to 38 feet tall and usually costs around the range of $60-$100.

Clumping bamboos are a great plant choice for those who need an attractive and easy-to-maintain garden. Clumpers grow very little each year, only spreading out about one inch per year on average. This makes it easier than ever to keep your plants in order.

A stalk of clumping bamboo that ranges in size from half an inch to one inch can cost $60 to $160 and is usually eight to 15 feet tall when fully matured. There are many different types of popular clumpers such as Golden Goddess, Alphonse Karr, Giant Buddha’s Belly, Murray Island, Timbor Black, and Chinese Dwarf Bamboo.

Bamboo plants are a great deal when needing to stay within the budget, but how much do tall bamboo plants cost? A 15 to 25 feet tall bamboo plant can cost $255 to $550, but you could also opt for one in a larger container at around $160 – $290 and still have it sturdy enough.

Bamboo is a versatile plant that can be grown in many different sizes and shapes. The cost of bamboo plants ranges from as little as $15 to more than $400, depending on the variety you want. For example, Bamboo Garden offers a bamboo price list that starts at just under $30 for their one-foot or taller plants while those 25 feet tall cost more than $500.

Bamboo plants are a great way to freshen up an office, and with so many types of bamboo available, it’s easy to find one that fits your style. For as little as $5 to $30 you can buy small desk-sized plants just waiting for some water and sunshine.

Bamboo plant details

The possibilities for using large bamboo in the garden landscape are diverse. It can be a real attraction as a solitary plant, but it is also suitable as a hedgerow, for protecting intimacy as a privacy screen as well as offering protection from the wind, for covering the ground, or as a potted plant for the balcony. Therefore, for every purpose, there is the right type of bamboo.

The standard nursery sizes of bamboo plants include one, two, three, fifteen, and twenty-five gallons. For each gallon, there should be three culms per plant.

When finding the best bamboo for your needs, it can be hard to know where to start. There are over 1,000 different species and they all react differently in terms of light requirements and climate zones. Clumping varieties will need more sunlight than running types but both require certain temperatures that won’t always work with every region’s climate conditions.

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The roots of some species can reach down two to three feet depending on the type.

When you purchase a plant, it’s not always guaranteed that the nursery will come with everything needed to maintain your new addition. Some nurseries may include start-up feed, care kit, and other accessories in order for your plant to grow up strong.

What are the extra costs?

There is a way to stop bamboo from spreading: with rhizome control barriers. If these are not buried, the plant will spread like an unwanted weed. You can get one that’s 60 mils thick and goes 30 inches deep for about $4-$6 per foot or you could go 80 mils thick and 30 inches deep for around $5 each. The great thing is that it only needs to be 18″ into the ground in order for it to work properly.

A person who wants to buy bamboo online may need to pay higher shipping fees, especially if nurseries in the area won’t sell it. Some local nurseries, however, will provide free shipping if a certain amount is spent on other plants or trees as well.

Planting trees in your backyard should be a fun and creative process. Choosing the right color, size, shape, and type of tree is something to consider before planting them and if you need the help of a professional landscaper, it may cost upwards of several hundred dollars.

Important things to consider

Bamboo PlantsDepending on the variety of bamboo, in general, there are species that withstand temperatures in winter up to -24 degrees. But there are other species that do not withstand the specific conditions of the cold season. Though, if you want to have the whole bamboo unaffected by winter temperatures, it must be protected with antifreeze foil. You can also leave it free. In this case, the tips will dry out and turn green again. In the spring, the dryness is cut from the tops.

Almost all outdoor species can be consumed, with the indication that young vines that have a maximum of 10 days from the appearance will be pickled. Moso bamboo (giant bamboo or hairy bamboo) is a species known to be edible. This bamboo can be found in tropical areas, with high atmospheric humidity, heat, and rainfall all year round. We should point out that giant bamboo buds are not consumed as they contain cyanide.

If your bamboo is in a tall pot, do not fill it too much with water. Its stem forms roots in contact with water, and as a result, the filling of the vessel will cause the formation of roots at an unsightly level.

Bamboo does not necessarily need soil to grow, but it needs a lot of water.

Because it is very sensitive to chemicals in the water, it is recommended that the water with which you water it be left to settle for 24 hours.

Bamboos bloom, some every year but for most species, it happens very rarely, even once every 120 years, after which the plant declines or even dies.

Bamboo is used in traditional Indian medicine as a tonic for respiratory diseases, to relieve menstrual pain, to treat impotence and infertility, and in Chinese medicine for treating infections.

How to save money?

If you’re the patient type, consider a smaller one to five-gallon plant. You will save more money if you invest in something that is less mature but can grow larger with enough love and patience from its new owner.

Bamboo trees are flourishing all over the world, and nurseries specialize in them. Get at least three to five estimates before purchasing your bamboo tree.

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