Slowly slowly expanding vigorous dwarf with slim bundled rayed petite leaf blades, boldly variegated, on short very erect stems; bands of white multiple pinstripes give feathery striped effect--often the new foliage appears to be completely white as it emerges. Very popular with our customers for cool greenhouse bonsai as well, although completely hardy outdoors in our Zone 6 climate, typically keeping its brightly variegated foliage intact during milder winters, unlike many of the short statured Pleioblastus.
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×