This spring I bought two bamboo plants through a catalog. I had been dying for bamboo. When they arrived they were tiny, very tiny....the photo in the catalog was a little deceiving....but I am happy to say they are thriving. I have been watching them grow all summer and am happy to report they are looking good, still not as large as I would like. I did replant them into larger pots, added some moss and river rocks to cover the soil and voila....they are looking pretty good!
Here's a little tip for you....some of my favorite cachepots live among my books in our bookcases in our family room. To give them a pop of color I filled with a mound of moss ...over time the moss had browned and lost that great green color that I love. They also got a lift yesterday by adding a little green food coloring to water, put in a spray bottle, spritzed and the beautiful green has returned.