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Bamboo - variegated Malay Dwarf - Bambusa heterostachya variegated - $35.00

150mm pot
30cm current size
Hardiness: Moderate
Mature Height: 300cm
Spread: 100cm

Description

Great dwarf variety for use as a pot plant, bonsai, or specimen plant in a garden - makes a good fast growing compact hedge or screen as an alternative to the more well know 'textilis gracilis.'

Care

Full sun to part shade to indoor low light. Its growth is slow in the winter and it is part deciduous. Can be grown in a pot/indoors for a few years but needs a large pot for maximum growth. Once established outdoors this bamboo is moderately frost tolerant and can handle -4C. Most bamboos are happiest in a moderately acidic loamy well drained soil. If relying on natural rainfall, growth will be greatly enhanced by consistent watering, an annual application of thick mulch, and fertilising several times throughout the year (use natural organic types or lawn fertiliser). Over time the bamboo will create its own layer of mulch from fallen leaves.

Pests

Bamboo - variegated Malay Dwarf