How to Plant Bamboo ACNH

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bamboo plants are plants that you can find, re-plant and harvest in the game, and its two forms, bamboo and young spring bamboo, are necessary for certain crafting recipes. The problem here is that Bamboo in Animal Crossing New Horizons is very, very rare and hard to find. So, of course, people are wondering where to find bamboo, and how to get some. Well, we’re gonna show you where to find and how to get bamboo in our How to Plant Bamboo ACNH guide.

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How to Plant Bamboo ACNH
How to Plant Bamboo ACNH

How to Get & Plant Bamboo in Animal Crossing New Horizons?

To get and plant bamboo in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you first have to get a Bamboo Shoot, or get a fruit buff and dig up a whole bamboo plant. Unfortunately, the only way to do that is to go on Mystery Islands Tours and hope that the island that you’re going to has bamboo. This happens totally randomly; it might take you two tours, it might take fifteen. You simply have to keep going until you eventually come across bamboo.

Now, once you do arrive on a Mystery Island that has bamboo, there are two things you can do. One is to dig up the holes found next to fully-grown bamboos. Inside, you’ll find a bamboo shoot, which you can then re-plant on your own island. Alternatively, you can eat a fruit and dig up a whole, fully-grown bamboo plant. Then, take it back to your island and re-plat it, much like you would do to get Foreign Fruit.

Bamboo is necessary in Animal Crossing New Horizons for several different crafting recipes. Plus, there are two types of bamboo that you can harvest, regular and Young Spring Bamboo. So, make sure that you get several different bamboo plants once you find them, because just one is not going to be enough to get both types of bamboo. Sometimes, if you spend enough money on Daisy Mae’s turnips, she might send you some bamboo in the mail, but you can’t rely on that. And, well, there you have it. Good luck on your bamboo hunt; you are going to need it.

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    Eric Mendoza Jr.

    You can also get 3 bamboo shoots when you buy over 300k bells worth of turnips from Daisy Mae. That’s how I started my bamboo farm on my own.

    1. J

      Yup, we mention that near the end.

      1. E

        Lol. Snarky much?

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    Paul T McHale

    I didn’t have any problems finding bamboo. My problem is getting the right spacing to get the shoots to grow.

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    Ellen Lovejoy

    I almost cried when I finally got and island that had bamboo! I was so happy it finally happened!

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