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Bambusa glaucescens

Bamboo

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Features

  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Bambusa glaucescens (Bamboo). This species of bamboo will produce arching canes with lance-shaped medium green leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Grass or Bamboo

Origin

Sub tropical areas

Interest and use

Grown for hedging as well as for ornamentation. The woody stems can have many uses.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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