Bamboo is a type of flora that appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. After T.I.Y. expands into T&T Emporium, Leif will begin to sell bamboo shoots for 3,600 Bells. Similar to trees, bamboo must be planted into the ground using the shovel, and they need one square of space around them so they can fully grow. After becoming fully grown in three days, bamboo stalks will begin to spawn bamboo shoots underground, which can be dug up using the shovel. If not dug up in one day, bamboo shoots will sprout on their own, growing into more bamboo if it has the space to.
Bamboo shoots can also be obtained through favors from villagers.