Bamboo Farming in Kenya 2022 | Bamboo Growing in Kenya

Here is a fun fact: did you know that bamboo is the strongest and
fastest growing hardwood in the world? It is no wonder bamboo farming in
Kenya is fast gaining popularity given the scarcity of timber. Unlike
other trees that take decades to mature, a bamboo farming in Kenya takes
little time to return profits since a bamboo tree is ready for
harvesting just four years after planting and can be harvested for up to
40 years without the need to replant as they are self reproducing.Bamboo farming in Kenya 2020 is not only good for its commercial returns,
these trees are also very good for the environment. Unlike the water guzzling Eucalyptus,
bamboo are low maintenance and depending on the variety can even grow
in drier areas like the savannahs. They provide the forest cover and
ultimate clean up the air.

Bamboo Farming in Kenya
Bamboo farming in Kenya

The uses of bamboo trees are endless, from
cow feed to human food, furniture to art, fuel to timber, the uses are simply limitless. And with most bamboo varieties growing to up to 30m in
height and 30cm in diameter and the solid type growing to up to 10 m height and 10 cm diameter, each bamboo will provide plenty of material
to work with.Visit bamboo market in Kenya, to see how you can be able to make money from your bamboo trees.

Bamboo farming in Kenya does the best in moderately acidic loamy soil. There are very many certified sellers for bamboo seedlings in Kenya. There are different varieties that you can choose from.

Available Species For Bamboo Farming in Kenya 2020

  • Abyssinica Which is solid stemmed
  • Juniperus sabina chinensis
  • Bambusa textilis or longinternode
  • Dendrocalamus barbartus
  • Leucaena leucocephala
  • Dendrocalamus giganteus
  • Phyllostachys pubescens(moso)
  • Dendrocalamus maximuslamina
  • Dendrocalamus membranaceus cv grandis
  • Dendrocalamus maximuslamina
  • Dendrocalamus asper
  • Pinus Kesiya

If you are interested in bamboo farming in Kenya, visit the nearest bamboo
seedlings supplier for advice on the variety that does the best in your
region.

Planting Bamboos

When digging the hole, make it just twice the size of the roots. Using
compost manure when planting makes the plant even more healthier. To
increase drainage, put the compost at the bottom of the hole. Mix more
compost with the back filling soil. Be very careful with the delicate
roots and ensure that you do not leave air pockets around them. The
seedling should be firm in the soil to avoid being blown over by the
wind.

Bamboo Poles

Plant your bamboo seedlings during the rainy season or ensure that you water then thoroughly. Mulching is also very important at first but once the bushes get going, the dropped leaves from the plant itself will do just fine. As long as you avoid sweeping away the leaves, bamboo trees will
actually mulch all on their own.

Fertilization should be done regularly. Nitrogen rich fertilizer is best for this purpose. Cow manure can also be used.

Give us your views in the comments section below. Are you interested in bamboo farming in Kenya? Do you think that bamboo farming is a lucrative business venture?

21 thoughts on “Bamboo Farming in Kenya 2022 | Bamboo Growing in Kenya

  1. Buy quality bamboo seedlings from certified source like kitilfarm

    1. Kitil Farm is a scam, the proprietor provide false and mis leading information just to sell bamboo seedlings. Buyer beware against Kitil Farm.

  2. Anonymous says:

    is there a variety that takes an year to grow

  3. We have Bamboo for well drained soils. Let's grow it for you in our gated community of forests.

    1. Millicent Ouma says:

      Hallo in which part of Kenya are your Bamboo?

  4. i have mature bamboo plants.help me to market them

    1. Millicent Ouma says:

      HOW MUCH DO BAMBOO PLANT COST?

  5. ombuyahduncane says:

    can bamboos grow a single strand or they are always in a combination of strands?

  6. I have 7000 bamboo seedlings who can buy

    1. Hi John,
      I don’t know how old this post is so apologies if its too old. Do you still have Bamboo seedlings, where are you based and which variety are they, how much per seedling if I can collect.

    2. Hello,,I need bamboo seedlings.plz

  7. Hi, does it mean there is no market for bamboo plants in Kenya?

  8. Any referral for a certified giant bamboo seedlings seller

  9. Jackline Maina says:

    I am in need of bamboo seedlings in eldoret?

  10. lawrence inonda says:

    i have one acre of bamboo in emuhaya sub county vihiga county.Any buyer interested please contact me on 0717964404

  11. am interested in bamboo farming,kindly let me know where i can get the seedlings near Machakos

  12. I have bamboo trees very mature on half an acre in Webuye,i want to dispose all of them.any reference to a bulk buyer please i will appreciate. contact 0733130327.

  13. If there is a market for bamboo kindly I urgently want to sell mature bamboo on half an acre.call me on 0733130327 in webuye.

  14. RACHAEL OLANG says:

    I also grow bamboo seedlings for sale the Bambusa vulgaris species that grows very well in any kind of environment. Incase anyone needs them i sell at an affordable price. Reach me through my email written below

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