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I acquired some bamboo today and planted it... The problem is, the sprouts aren't stay underground. The bamboo just throws off tiny plants everywhere that die due to space issues... Is it supposed to do this? How can I get its shoots to stay underground...?
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Nobody has bamboo that does this?

I'm looking today and they're underground now...? If you don't dig them up, do they come up on their own? I may or may not have time traveled a tiny bit...
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I'm not an expert in this area, but I believe that bamboo falls under the standard tree rules:

Make sure there are 3 squares (vertical/horizontal only; i.e. count a diagonal as 2 squares) between this and other trees.
Make sure it's not next to a cliff, water, rock or building.

To be absolutely sure, chop down any existing tree, dig up the stump and plant in the same spot. This will guarantee success in growing the tree (unless you plant another one too close).

I have only grown one, but it was in the centre of a large spacious area, and 3 squares from a cliff (not sure if this is relevent).

EDIT: When you plant the bamboo it sticks out a lot. It takes 3 days to grow instead of 4 like other trees. And remember that Bamboo isn't one tree but 4, so it will look like a split tree a bit when growing.

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Thanks! That gives me a bit more info on how to plant them, but still... The shoots are coming up above ground and dying rather than staying below ground like a fossil.
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I have double checked and there are no specific new rules for bamboo; they should be able to grow anywhere like normal trees. So as I suggested, try planting one on top of where another tree exists (ie replacing it), and then you should be successful.

All I can presume is that for some reason the space you have chosen isn't acceptable for growing trees...

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Well I have bamboo... Tons of it. Full grown. When it sends off shoots, they don't stay underground like a fossil -- they come up as little sprouts and die (due to invalid spacing as you mentioned) and it looks awful.
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Ahh ok I understand, the shoot will be buried like a fossil/gyroid on the 3rd day after initial planting. You should dig this up on the first day. Some people may be confused because other trees take 4 days, and if you leave the new shoot for 4 days then it will attempt (and probably fail) to sprout.

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Bamboo starts out like a fosil patch but if left alone it will auto plant. Since the spawn points of the "fosil patches" are random it can die off. over time if left unchecked they will spread like weeds. if all the spawns are dying it is because there is not enough room by the original tree.
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It is not faulty, just a dead spot. where trees and bamboo can never grow.

Make sure there is at least one space around the entire spot you are digging first
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I'm not asking why it isn't growing. I'm asking why sprouts are coming up above ground instead of staying buried underground. I guess it just does that though...?
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If the original bamboo you planted grew properly into tall green plants, then every three days each plant will produce a "dig spot" close by.  If you dig them up at that point, they look like the bamboo you originally acquired and you can either sell them or re-plant.

If you do not dig them up, then the next day they will sprout above ground and if they are in a bad location they will wither and die.
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