Product Size: 1 gallon 6" Pots ready to plant, good starter division with a couple of canes.
Description: Has attractive white stripes on the culms and the leaves. Silverstripe is highly adaptable and can be kept indoors to full sun. It is one of the easiest bamboo to keep looking good in a pot. Silverstripe has attractive striped foliage and is so hearty it can be grown indoors, with a little care, of course. Silverstripe makes a great potted specimen and in the ground makes a thick,fast hedge bamboo. Florida friendly and non-invasive, Cold hearty to 12F When mature grows 25' with 1.5" culms. Largest of the B.multiplex family.
The earlier in the season you can plant your bamboo the better. Bamboo shoots from late Spring-Fall. It grows its roots in the Winter and into Spring, so if you buy a plant after August, don't expect to see new shoots til April-November, when you can expect a 6'-8' plant with 6-12 shoots your first Summer, 8'-12' second summer and 20'+ third summer. This Bamboo will mature to 25' after 3-5 years and 5' diameter.Growth and survival depends on feeding and watering the bamboo.
They are fast growers and hungry (need steady diet of natural or chemical fertilizer) and thirsty (water, at least for the 1st year). All you need to do is feed and water these starts and they will grow into big mature clumps within 3-5 years.
The size of the plants vary from time of year. In Spring they are somewhat fresh and ultra viable re rooted divisions which, if planted before June, will shoot up to 6 shoots that year. As they grow into summer it doesn't take long til they are outgrowing their 3 gallon pots, it grows that fast! If you have a question about the actual plant you will be getting call me Scott 954-234-1370
My Goal is to provide you with a viable, inexpensive and shippable way to grow the amazing species of bamboo from my collection in your landscapes. These are intended as a low cost way to start growing your clump. These are well rooted starters, feed and water them and they are guaranteed to grow. I always work with my customers to satisfy.