Bambusa ventricosa
Origin :South China
CHARACTERISTICS : Caespitose. Green culms and foliage. It is possible that during growth the culms shorten and produce swollen-like distortions, this is where its name “Buddha’s belly” comes from.
Hardiness : - 8C
Light : Any exposure
Size : 3 to 6 m - Category : Medium
of culms: 30 to 80 mm
Propagation : Clump division or culm cutting.
Needs : Adapts to all conditions except when temperatures are very low in winter. In good conditions this bamboo can reach 15 to 18 m.
Uses : Hedge, windscreen, isolated clump. Suitable for pots, jardinières and bonsai.
Maintenance : When the culms start to swell, don’t hesitate to prune the lower part of the culm. For pots, provide a healthy and well-drained soil and fertilize twice a year. Inside or in veranda, provide sufficient light and hygrometry.
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