Bambusa genus (Bamboo). Like most bamboos these differ from other perennial grasses because they have woody stems. The stems or culms are hollow and mostly greenish brown and very strong. The leaves are lance shaped with cross veins that will give a tessellated appearance. The flowers are produced at varying intervals but are not decorative.
Evergreens, Grasses or Bamboos
Sub tropical areas
Grown for hedging as well as for ornamentation. The woody stems can have many uses.
Under glass, grow in loamless potting compost in bright indirect light. Maintain high humidity and water moderately. Outdoors, grow in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil, in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade.
Seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.
Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.
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