How To Buy Bamboo Plants

The best place to start looking for your new Bamboo plants for sale is online where you will find lots of growers and information. Just visit your favourite search engine (we prefer to use Google.com) and type in exactly what you are after, e.g. “buy screening Bamboo plants” or “buy Timor Black Bamboo plants” etc. You will find a lot of websites returned in the search results to choose from. Of course, we would prefer you to go directly to our site at www.bamboos.com.au  where we can provide you the best in Bamboo plants and prices. I note that people who do a lot of research first on various Bamboo websites are less inclined to haggle over price as they have seen what others are paying and are happy to pay our prices.

The next thing to do is find and review any comments people have made about various growers, plants and service. Unfortunately, some people have had negative experiences when buying Bamboo plants online, so it is a good idea to look for positive references and to see how long the business has been operating.

Once you are happy that you are in the right place, you can request a quote for the plants you are interested in. When doing this you will need to give plant species, pot/bag size e.g. 300mm pots and a delivery address so we can get an exact freight quote for plants to be delivered to the job. We have trucks leaving two or three times per week and most deliveries can be made within a day or two. If you are in Brisbane, we can usually get plants to you overnight and for much less freight costs than you would expect. If you are able to pick up from a transport company depot, the freight will be greatly reduced again.

For example, one full pallet of Bamboo plants in 200mm pots (that is about 75 plants) will cost you just over $80.00 if you pick up at the transport depot compared to about $140 if delivered to your door. These prices are from our nursery to Brisbane.  Prices for delivery to Sydney and Melbourne will be more expensive, but still great value.

You will find that when dealing with a wholesale Bamboo nursery, minimum quantity orders will apply as freight is simply not viable for a small number of plants.

The wholesale Bamboo nursery will use only specialized freight companies and plants will be treated with wetting agents and given a thorough watering before loading onto transport so you can be assured of your quality Bamboo plants arriving safely at your door. This is especially so when the wholesale nursery export bamboo plants to overseas customers to meet the strict export quarantine requirements.

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6 Responses to “How To Buy Bamboo Plants”

  1. Ian Gardiner on April 28th, 2010 1:42 pm

    what about soil and water requirements?

  2. donella on June 13th, 2010 10:45 pm

    hi,
    im interested in buying some of your bamboo plants. i live in dubbo nsw and was just wondering what the freight charges would be

  3. LauraB on June 14th, 2010 11:27 am

    Thank you for your enquiry. Freight is charged by the freight company on a per pallet rate so is dependant on the size & number of plants you require. If you would like to email me with the size, species and number of plants you require and a delivery address I will be more than happy to prepare a full written quote for you.

  4. LauraB on June 14th, 2010 12:35 pm

    From our experience as growers of clumping bamboo for the last 20 years, we have seen bamboo grown successfully in almost any soil type ranging from light sandy soil to the heaviest of clay soils. Clumping bamboo is not a fussy plant when it comes to soil type. The answer to improve any soil if you have concerns, be it too light or too heavy, is the addition of organic matter and in doing this you should have no problem growing healthy bamboo clumps.
    As for water requirements, this can vary from species to species but as a general rule plenty of water is best to get the plants established when first planted. Extra water during the Spring/Summer growth season will see phenomenal growth rates, however once the plants are established they are quite drought tolerant and can easily survive on rainfall alone. In worst drought conditions, large plants that are not under watering systems can lose up to 90% of their foliage, however will quickly refoliate within a week or two of rain.

  5. Paddy on September 10th, 2010 8:11 pm

    Hi,

    I’m planning on picking up plants from your heathwood depot. Would it be ok to transport the plants in a falcon sedan or an open air trailer? I’ve read some articles on the net that this could potentially damage plants. I would be travelling 30mins north of heathwood.

  6. LauraB on November 8th, 2010 12:26 pm

    The plants will be fine if transported in the car but obviously this will only be an option if you are buying small sized 200mm pots that will fit in the car and do not leave the windows open causing wind damage. With a trailer you can also transport them, however you would need to lie the plants down and cover them with shadecloth or well tied down tarps also to avoid wind damage.

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