Animal Crossing Bamboo: How to get Bamboo Pieces, Bamboo Shoots and Young Spring Bamboo in New Horizons

Bamboo Slip, Bamboo Shoot, and Young Spring Bamboo are materials used for crafting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

With the help of these materials you can create your own small Zen garden.

The only problem is that unlike other materials like Iron Nuggets, bamboo materials cannot be found on your island. Instead, you must cross the sky and sea to find and grow bamboo.

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Bamboo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

In New Horizons, there are three different types of bamboo-related materials that you can find and use in DIY recipes:

  • bamboo piece
  • Young spring bamboo
  • bamboo shoot

While Bamboo Piece and Young Spring Bamboo are just materials, like hardwood for example, bamboo shoots can also be eaten and planted like the fruit that grows on your island.

How to find a piece of bamboo and a young spring bamboo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

Unless you have a friend who is willing to share their bamboo material in New Horizons, the only way to find these materials is by going to a mysterious island.

To do this, you must purchase a Nook Miles ticket at the Nook Stop in Residential Services for 2,000 Nook Miles.

Take this ticket to the airport and they will take you to a randomly selected island.

With luck, you’ll land on an island with bamboo.

The downside is that, like your chances of visiting Tarantula Island, there are no guarantees that the island you visit will have bamboo growing on it. You’ll just have to keep earning those Nook Miles and spending those Nook Miles Tickets until you land on an island with bamboo.

Also make sure to leave a good amount of space in your inventory; You don’t want to run out of space for all that bamboo.

How to grow bamboo on your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

The best way to ensure you always have access to any bamboo-related materials in New Horizons is to grow it on your island.

To do this you need to dig up the bamboo shoots, which are buried around the bamboo.

Take these bamboo shoots to your island and, just as you would a fruit tree, plant them in the ground.

Bamboo grows in the same conditions as trees. This means that it will not grow if it is adjacent to another tree, bamboo stalk, or object.

If these conditions are met, your bamboo will grow in three days, allowing you to collect these materials easily. Just make sure you don’t accidentally cut it!

I have already started my own bamboo forest.

The Animal Crossing 2.0 and Happy Home Paradise update is here! We can help you with the new additions, including where to find Brewster, Gyroids, new villagers, ordinances, new fences, storage shed, new hairstyles, Froggy Chair, group stretches, and Kapp’n boat tours. Cooking can now be unlocked, so you need to know how to make flour and sugar, as well as how to grow carrots, potatoes and tomatoes. In the meantime, if you’re new to Animal Crossing, our New Horizons tips can help you with the basics. From the beginning, there are fish and insects to catch, flowers and fruits to grow. A long-term goal is to increase your Happy Home Academy score. Finally, you need tools like the new ladder and pole to fully explore.

Uses of the Bamboo Piece, Bamboo Shoots, and Young Spring Bamboo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Explained

The three bamboo-related materials (bamboo piece, bamboo shoots, and young spring bamboo) are used in a variety of DIY recipes, including furniture and flooring.

You can use these materials to create a home or a bamboo shoot lamp, among many other objects.

Try to keep a good amount of all bamboo-related materials in your storage; You never know when you might need them.

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