Please Be Aware, This variety of clumping bamboo does not enjoy being kept in a small container. Though very well rooted and healthy, your new plant will appear a little rough and spindly when it arrives. This appearance is only temporary, once planted in-ground or in a larger pot, watered and fertilized, the plant should form new roots and send up fresh new shoots in a few months.
The growth rate of Golden Guadua will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. Canes are often trimmed to +-44″ to facilitate shipping and reduce transpiration and travel stress.
When you receive your new Bamboo, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it to a shady location. You can then add some mulch to the bucket to keep your plant standing upright. The mulch will also supply nutrients while in storage. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Bamboo.