Slim extremely erect short thickets of erect purplish culms punctuated with quite distinctive clumping node growths of thin bronzy leaves with slim white stripes. Unique habit among the hardy Bamboo we have trialed as more and more striped foliage emerges from the same tuft each year. Very successful in containers (but do not leave the pots outside where the rootball can freeze solid during the winter); very popular a an uniquely foliaged finely featured "Bamboo" for the smaller garden. Does not reliably keep the small highly colored leaf blades in our winters outdoors. Ever so sophisticated.
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.×