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How to grow and care for Nandina (heavenly bamboo)

Written by Maggie

Mar 31 2021

How to grow and care for Nandina (heavenly bamboo)

Nandina (heavenly bamboo) belongs to the small tiller family Nandina belongs to the evergreen shacks.L ~2 m tall, stalk erect with few branches. Nandina likes warm and humid environments, relatively tolerant to shade, but also cold, easy maintenance. Today we will talk about growing Nandina (heavenly bamboo) care.

Soil care for growing Nandina (heavenly bamboo)

When we grow and care for Nandina (heavenly bamboo), choose fertile, well-drained sandy soil, preferably slightly acidic. In general, when breeding, spoon and leaf rot soil can be mixed into soil, and add a little dung soil to do the base fertilizer.

Watering care for growing Nandina (heavenly bamboo)

When we grow and care for Nandina (heavenly bamboo), watering should be reasonable, Nandina (heavenly bamboo) watering is generally according to the climate and weather to carry out. In relatively dry times, you can water frequently to keep the soil moist, in the summer, you can water every day, if necessary can spray. In the winter, the Nandina is dormant, the plant is dormant, you don't need too much water, you don't need too much moisture in the soil.

Nandina can be watered during flowering to keep the soil moist.

Light care for growing Nandina (heavenly bamboo)

Nandina (heavenly bamboo) needs sufficient light, so it will grow well. Generally, in spring, light is suitable, so it can be cultivated outdoors. In summer, the sun is strong and needs timely shade. When we grow and care for Nandina (heavenly bamboo), it should be placed in the ventilated place for maintenance. Winter is generally to be indoors in a sunny place to breed.

Temperature care for growing Nandina (heavenly bamboo)

Nandina (heavenly bamboo) likes a warm growth environment, and the suitable temperature for growth is generally about 20℃. When we grow and care for Nandina (heavenly bamboo), the temperature in winter should not be too low, and it generally needs to be kept above 8℃. The temperature of flowering is generally maintained at 24℃ - 26℃.

Nandina (heavenly bamboo) care

Fertilization care for growing Nandina (heavenly bamboo)

Nandina (heavenly bamboo) in the pot, generally need to apply sufficient basic fertilizer.In addition, appropriate top dressing can be.

When we grow and care for Nandina (heavenly bamboo), during the growth period, you can apply fertilizer once a month, mainly with thin fertilizer.Some potash fertilizer can be applied during the month of May.

Trimming care for growing Nandina (heavenly bamboo)

When we grow and care for Nandina (heavenly bamboo), regular pruning should be paid attention to. During the growth period, the bud branches, dense branches and branches with long ears should be cut off, leaving only one or two branches with low growth to maintain the beautiful plant shape and facilitate flowering and Fruit bearing.

Varieties of Nandina (heavenly bamboo)

There are several cultivators of heavenly bamboo, many of which are dwarf varieties. The most popular cultivators include:

Nandina domestica ‘Firecracker’, a dwarf variety whose leaves turn deep red in winter.

Nandina domestica ‘Richmond’, known for its heavy berry production. It grows up to 5 feet tall.

Nandina domestica ‘Pygmea’ (or ‘Nana’), characterized by its dense foliage and small size - growing only 2-4 feet tall. It does not produce many berries.

How to grow Nandina (heavenly bamboo) in containers 

If you are looking to start a container garden, Nandina (heavenly bamboo) is an excellent choice. When grown in a container, a Nandina (heavenly bamboo) plant should only need repotting every 2-3 years. Remember to keep the soil consistently moist - a Nandina (heavenly bamboo) will need to be watered more frequently when grown in a container versus a garden! Grow Nandina (heavenly bamboo) as a container plant if you live in a region with cold winters as they cannot survive freezing temperatures for very long and Nandina (heavenly bamboo) can easily be overwintered indoors.
Nandina (heavenly bamboo) care