Be careful where you plant it as it will spread and once it gets going it is very hard to kill. Japan has beautiful bamboo forests but they dont farm as much because it is so hard to reclaim the land from the bamboo. I think it is beautiful also. I have had plants in my bathroom in just water for over a year. I give them hair from my hair brush every now and then and they are very happy.bucky7734 said:Has anyone had any expirance with growing bamboo? My wife brought back a start from Jamaca. The only advice the seller had was put it in water and it'll grow.