Bambusa Ventricosa, Buddha Belly Bamboo - Plant
Description for Bambusa Ventricosa, Buddha Belly Bamboo
Bambusa ventricosa is a species of bamboo which is native to Vietnam and to Guangdong province in southern China. The species is widely cultivated in subtropical regions around the world for the bulbous and ornamental culms.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Buddha Belly Bamboo, Buddha Bamboo||Green||Rarely flowers||40 to 55 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plants prefer a near-neutral pH range of 5.5 to7.0. A pH of 6.5 is just about right for most home gardens (slightly acidic to neutral. An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||18 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Bambusa Ventricosa
- Diligently water your plants. Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather. Avoid frequent shallow sprinklings, which wont reach the deeper roots and may encourage fungus. Plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.
Typical uses of Bambusa Ventricosa
Special features: Garden plant. Screens. Windbreaks. Containers. Bonsai.
Culinary use: Leaves
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I have it on my table with a Lucky Bamboo and looks great!
Wow plant in excellent shape.
This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.