Buddha Belly (Bambusa ventricosa)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 - 40 feet or more; when container grown, usually kept at 6 - 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Soak in lukewarm water for 24 hours before sowing.
Days to germinate: 10 - 40 days.
Depth to plant seed: Sow seed on top of potting medium, gently covering with a thin layer of soil.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Here's a long shot...bamboo... by Swayback Jan 8, 2014 12:42 PM 6

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