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Exotic Foliage - Bamboo   

It is said that if you give live bamboo to someone, this will bring them good fortune. The belief is that the plant helps to align Feng Shuei, which improves the flow of energy.

Gold Striped Bamboo
Bambusa 'Alphonse Karr' Very decorative with yellow canes and green stripes. Excellent for container growing and hedges. Hardy to -10 degree Celcius
Plant in 7 or 8-inch pot, 1-2 canes, $45
Plant in 8-inch pot, 3-4 canes, $65

Buddha-Belly Bamboo
Bambusa ventricosa, Bambusa tuldoides 'Ventricosa

An intriguing bamboo with bulging nodes. Leaves are green, culms are bright green. Very exotic! For new shoots to have bulging nodes, the plant has to be pot-bound and kept rather dry. 

Plant in 6-inch pot, 1 foot high, $45 

Plant in 7-8 inch pot, 2 feet high, $65

Plant in 10-inch pot, 3 feet high, $95 

Hawaiian Striped Bamboo (Indoor)
Bambusa vulgaris 'Vittata', syn. Bambusa striata
One of the best ornamental bamboo. Leaves are bright green, culms are bright yellow with contrasting green stripes. Very exotic!

Excellent for store-front, clinic, condo, or houses.

Plant in 2-gallon pot, from 3 to 4 feet high, $65
Plant in 3-gallon pot, from 5 to 6 feet high, $85
Specimen Plant, 5 to 6-feet, in 10-inch pot - $125.00 each

7 to 12-feet, in 14-inch pot - $250.00 to $350 each
Green Bamboo (Indoor) - Phyllostachys bambusoides -
This variety has artistically arched branches and fine, slender leaves. Excellent for indoor pot plant.  New leaves are bright green, about finger size or smaller. Stems are yellow-green, about 5-6 feet high when mature (in container).
Take a close look at the flowers of this gold bamboo!!!
Green bamboo
- in 1-gallon pot, from 1 to 3 feet high, $35

Green bamboo
- in 2-gallon pot, from 3 to 5 feet high, $45

Green bamboo
- in 3-gallon pot, from 5 to 7 feet high, $65

Dwarf Fernleaf (Indoor) - Pleioblastus distichus -
A Japanese bamboo, 
Height: 1 foot, Leaves: 1-inch long.
Partial shade.
Plant in 4" pot - $10.00 each
Plant in 6" pot - $20.00 each
Black Bamboo (Indoor) - Phyllostachys Nigra
This much-valued Chinese bamboo has black stems.
Height: 10 feet (in container)
Partial shade.
Hardy to zone 7

Plant in 1-gallon pot, from 1 to 2 feet high, $45
Plant in 2-gallon pot, from 3 to 4 feet high, $65
Plant in 3-gallon pot, from 5 to 6 feet high, $85

Fountain Bamboo (Hardy)
Fargesia Nitida -
A Chinese bamboo, in fountain shape.
Height: 6-10 feet (3-5 feet in container)
Partial shade.
Hardy to zone 5
Plant in 6" pot - $50.00 each
Plant in 8" pot - $70.00 each
Green Bamboo (hardy)- Phyllostachys nuda or Phyllostachys bissetii
This hardy variety is suitable for outdoor. Stem is dark green. The fine foliage remains even after the first snow fall! An exotic touch for your garden or landscape.
Hardy to zone 5

Plant in 1-gallon pot, from 1 to 2 feet high, $35
Plant in 2-gallon pot, from 3 to 4 feet high, $45
Plant in 3-gallon pot, from 5 to 6 feet high, $65

Bamboo Pleioblastus auricoma,Arundinaria auricoma,

Local name :Kamuro-zasa
Withstand -22 Celsus (-8 F). This draft bamboo is hightlyappreciated for its luminous gold and green variegated leaves; they are slightly pubescent, with a velvety appearence

Requirement : This bamboo is at its best in early summer. Cannot stand strong sun.Keep in shade in the South

Bamboo (Ground Cover)
Pleioblastus variegatus, Pleioblastus Fortunei

Plant in 6" pot - $15.00 each

Bamboo - Bambusa multiplex (Alphonse Karr)
Origin : China

Characteristics : very fine yellow stripes, diameter 1 to 2,5cm. Graceful

Stature Maximum Height: 30 feet
Hardiness: 15° F
Recommended for USDA zone 9a - 10

The culms on this bamboo are golden with random green stripes of variable width. The golden color of the culms takes on a magenta cast when exposed to bright sunlight, as visible on the large culm in this picture. Bambusas generally grow a very tight cluster of canes.Tolerance of full sun makes it versatile, though the canes will show significant die back in the winter if exposed to temperature colder than 20 F.



Bambusa ventricosa
Common Name: Buddha Belly
Maximum Height: 55 feet

Hardiness: 21° F
Recommended for USDA zone 9b - 10

When grown in a container and stressed for water, this bamboo grows with short fattened culms, which give this bamboo its common name. When grown outdoors with plenty of water, this bamboo can become quite large. The American Bamboo society lists the hardiness to 15°F, but we don't recommend this bamboo as an outdoor plant for any area that has significant



Bambusa vulgaris "Striata"
Synonyms : Bambusa Striata,Bambusa vulgaris "Vittata",Bambusa "Vittata"
Hardiness: -3C (27° F)

Culms striped with yellow and green, the branchlets yellow. The sheaths protecting the young culms are hairy and it is not recommended to touch them because they are urticant. One of the most well-know ornamental bamboos in the world.

Requirements : An area protected from wind and cold




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