In fact, the thick green leaves, arching evergreen foliage and tall (upright dense) culms make this bamboo the best choice for tall covers.
It is also an ideal bamboo for large pots and containers. One reason why it makes a good container plant is its compact (clumping) nature. It adapts well to confined spaces.
Another reason this bamboo is ideal for pots and containers is that it will *not* grow to its full height when planted in pots, however, it will still give admirable stem colourations, slender culms and evergreen foliage.
Also, if you want to grow a Bambusa textilis in pots and containers, the best option is Bambusa textilis ‘RG Dwarf’ (the Weaver's Bamboo Dwarf) or Buddah's Belly Bamboo(Bambusa tuldoides Ventricosa).
How to care for your slender Weaver’s bamboo?
Although the slender Weaver’s bamboo plants are tolerant to pests and variable soil conditions, there is a number of natural threats growers should be mindful of, such as slugs’ attacks and wind.
Slugs' attack on bamboo plants is a common occurrence, they adore the new shoots and leaves.
Protect the new growth, especially in Spring and Summer when the new growths are prominent, by applying Slug and Snail Killer.
Ominously, the Weaver’s Bamboo is tall. Its new culms will have several internodes before putting out branches and leaves, therefore, the culms are susceptible to wind.
Stake the new culms to protect them from swaying and breaking.
General care for bamboo plants
Generally, the running- and clump-forming bamboos love moist soil but do not like too much water.
The newly planted bamboo plants will thrive in well-aerated loam, or sand and loose clay soil. So, make sure that the soil remains well-drained and aerated.
In addition, the older plants will require fertiliser and mulch, at least, once in Spring.
Check to see if they are putting out new shoots, or whether the leaves and soil are in good condition.
For healthy bamboo plants, do these:
Apply Slug and Snail Killer around your new bamboo.
Add organic mulch.
Tie the culms to bamboo sticks/stakes.
Add NPK fertilizers.
Trim old culms to promote new growths.
The Slender Weaver’s Bamboo textilis is a formidable plant for garden hedging and privacy screens.