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If you got here it is because you already have your Kalm Yoga Mat!

Look inside the carrier tube, we have included bamboo seeds that you can easily plant at home!


We leave you in this section how to plant your Bamboo seeds In 7 simple steps:


You need to soak bamboo seeds for 24 hours before you plant them. Seed them in a general-purpose potting mix or appropriate growing medium.

Ensure the soil is warm enough to plant in before adding the seeds, then cover them, and water enough to ensure the soil stays damp.

Within 10-15 days, you should see the sprouting of green growth!



Step One: Soak the Seeds

Early in spring is the best time to plant bamboo seeds. Place your bamboo seeds in a bowl with tepid water, soaking them for 24 hours prior to planting.

Give them a gentle stir once or twice during this time, but be sure not to disturb the seeds too much.



Step Two: Prepare the Growth Medium

If you are planting outdoors, you will want to prepare your garden bed to receive the seeds with a good layer of general-purpose compost.

In pots, simply add your compost or growth medium to a pot or growing tray. Do this while your seeds are soaking.

Cover the pot or garden bed with plastic sheeting. Ensure it receives enough sunlight to heat up the soil without drying it out.

Please note: Check the soil temperature with a kitchen thermometer. Simply place it in the soil for 5 minutes, check the temperature, and if you reach 70-80℉, you’re good to plant.



Step Three: Placing Seeds in the Growth Medium

Place your seeds about a quarter-inch apart, cover with about an eighth of an inch of potting soil or compost, spray with water, and cover with plastic.

Ensure the soil is damp but not waterlogged.



Step Four: Wait Patiently

This is the hardest part: waiting! Each bamboo species has its own growth rate.

On average, you can expect to see growth around days 10-15. However, if you don’t see any growth yet, just remain patient.

Each seed has its own timing, and digging them up will be more harmful than beneficial.

During this time, you can continue to check the soil temperature, ensuring it remains at a nice warm 70-80℉ to ensure germination can take place.

Keep the soil damp, and spray when you notice it begins to dry out. The seeds don’t like dry soil, especially when they are fragile and have just begun germinating.



Step Five: Make a Bigger Hothouse

The fresh green bamboo shoots are particularly fragile, and you should avoid watering them from the top of the shoot. Spray water on the ground rather or use a dropper to water the area around the new growth.

Since the bamboo seedlings will be growing, you need to raise the plastic sheeting that covers them with bamboo sticks or a planting grid. If the top of the shoots touch anything they will die.



Step Six: Protect the Bamboo Seedlings

Since you will be planting in early spring, there may be inclement weather or cold snaps, which can easily kill newly sprouted bamboo seeds.

An untimely frost can undo all your efforts as the seeds can freeze and burst into the ground. This is why I prefer to plant my bamboo seeds in pots, giving me the choice to bring them indoors once the weather gets cold.

Another way to protect the seedlings is to add mulching over the last layer of compost as this will give the young shoots some protection against cold winds and early morning temperature drops.



Step Seven: Transplant the Survivors

Do note though that not all bamboo seeds planted will germinate. Sadly, bamboo seeds can be quite difficult to please, and some may simply rot in the ground or remain dormant.

After about a month, you should have some success and will have several bamboo shoots that are big enough to transplant.

In a garden bed, you may need to clear out the bed and create a new prepared surface.


  • Alternatively, you can plant the seedlings in planting bags with the appropriate compost mix and then plant these in the garden bed. It is a great way to support the fragile root structure of the new seedlings.

  • Ensure your potting mix is high drainage by mixing in 50% mulching or bark chips. Bamboo loves water, but the roots quickly rot, so having high-draining soil is essential.

  • Water your bamboo seedlings generously.

  • When the bamboo seedlings cultivated indoors or in the hothouse have reached a height of about 12 inches, they are strong enough to plant outdoors if you haven’t done so already.

We recommend seeding and growing healthy bamboo plants indoors before you plant them outside as this ensures they have a greater chance of survival.

Special Thanks To: Daniel Iseli