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Plant Specifications

Plant Height20 inch (51 cm)
Plant Spread 10 inch (25 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Buddha Belly Bamboo, Buddha Bamboo
Maximum Reachable Height 6m - 10m
Flower Colour Bamboo does not produce any flowers. Has a bright green trunk with ringed swellings.
Bloom Time Bamboo does not produce any flowers.
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • The plant stays small and produces swollen internodes when grown in a small container and supplied with little moisture and nutrient.
  • Should be fed regularly with a high-nitrogen food.
  • New culms that grow taller need to be trimmed to keep the plant in shape.
  • You can control the height of any culm by cutting just above the node.
  • It is advisable to plant them in a large pot because they can die if the root ball is allowed to dry out.

    Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei care

    Plants prefer a near-neutral pH range of 5.5 - 7.0. 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 sulphur.

    Under harsh conditions, this bamboo develops short swollen internodes - hence its name Buddha s Belly . Under normal QLD growing conditions, the ventricosa will generally only produce about half of its shoots with the short, swollen internodes and the rest straight as usual. Though this does very much depend on conditions.

    It is very fast growing with a vigorous growth habit. Great for privacy screening on acreage, windbreaks or erosion control.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Water Buddha belly plants in containers deeply about once or twice each week, and allow their soil to dry out between watering sessions.Water outdoor Buddha belly plants about once each week.
    Soil Well-drained soil.
    Temperature Optimal temperature required is 22C.
    Fertilizer Should be fed regularly with a high-nitrogen food or Apply any organic fertilizer

    Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Bamboo Buddha Belly can be grown as a grove or as an ascent plant
    • It could also be grown to form a screen
    • Due to the nature of the bellying , this bamboo is one of the best bamboos for bonsais
    • By pruning the tops of the culms and restricting its growth, the swollen internodes become more predominant

    Culinary Use:

    • leaves

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei?

    Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei is commonly known as Buddha Belly Bamboo, Buddha Bamboo

    How tall do Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei grow?

    On average Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei grows 6m - 10m

    What color are Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei?

    A Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei plant bears flowers of color Bamboo does not produce any flowers. Has a bright green trunk with ringed swellings.

    When Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei blooms?

    With enough light, Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei may produce Bamboo does not produce any flowers. Has a bright green trunk with ringed swellings. flowers in Bamboo does not produce any flowers.

    How hard is Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei to grow?

    A Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei need?

    A Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei prefers Full sun to part shade

    How much water does a Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei need?

    A Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei prefers watering Water Buddha belly plants in containers deeply about once or twice each week, and allow their soil to dry out between watering sessions.Water outdoor Buddha belly plants about once each week.

    What kind of soil does a Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei need?

    A Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei prefers Well-drained soil.

    What temperature does a Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei like?

    A Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei prefers Optimal temperature required is 22C.

    How often should I fertilize my Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei?

    To encourage Bambusa Ventricosa Kimmei growth, Should be fed regularly with a high-nitrogen food or Apply any organic fertilizer

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