When placing your plants into a planter pot we recommend that you place something in the bottom of a pot to create propper drainage. Styrofoam packing peanuts or larger gravel will work fine. Place about four to six inches of the packing peanuts in the bottom and put the soil and bamboo root ball on top of it. Make sure that you give your newly transplanted bamboo plenty of water upon repotting. Never use a pot that has no holes in the bottom as the roots will need the oxygen in order to be healthy and strong. Watering planted pots can be tricky as they can dry out quickly in summer. you may need to water daily on hot days and even spray the leaves of the plant to prevent them from yellowing with heat shock. In winter you can expect to water much less, once or twice a week depending on the size of your planter. After some years bamboo in a pot may begin to suffocate because there is no longer any space for roots to grow. If this has happened to you, you can take the root ball out of the pot and cut it in half and replant the two halves. Then you’ll have two bamboo plants!