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Buddha’s Belly (Bambusa Ventricosa)


Buddha’s Belly (Bambusa Ventricosa) bamboo was named for the plant’s characteristic tendency to have bulging culms, or to ‘belly out’.


Decorative poles makes for a great feature plant. When stressed the lower internodes become short and swollen like a Buddha’s belly and are valued for their furniture making and decorative uses. Dark green culms turn gold when mature. Well suited as a potted or bonsai variety. Grows well in poor soil dry areas for wind break or creek erosion.

Suitable as a bonsai variety. Makes an impenetrable hedge. Leaves are high protein fodder.

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