Short stems display wide glossed dark green leaves richly striped cream and yellow-ochre, fading to soft green in high light; knee-high unless planted in rich moist soil, where it can reach 5' with maturity. A Japanese selection of this stunning bamboo forming thick evergreen displays not burning or browntipping even in full winter sun; seldom shows much winter damage unless in a windy location. Refer to Sasa and Pleioblastus for a group of its close kin.
|Cultural Code||HT CGH|
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.×