Bamboo Canes – Rooting

Q: I should know the answer to this, but it is evading me at this moment! If I whack down a tall stalks of that horrible invasive bamboo to build a pole bean teepee…..will they take root? If so, how can I speed up the “won’t root” process? How long does it have to dry out, or can I burn the end of it?

A: Bamboo usually will not root when stood on its end. Green stalks MAY root when planted on their side just below the soil surface.