Buddha's Belly True (Bambusa Ventricosa)
Buddha's Belly True (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.
|HEIGHT WHEN MATURE:
|POLE DIAMETER MATURE:
|Bushy at top, culms visible at bottom 1/3
|SUGGESTED PLANTING DISTANCE:
|1.5m between plants
|Screen, windbreak, feature plant
|Bulbous internodes - grow bigger bulbs when stressed
|OK FOR POTS?
|✓ Does well in pots, and if stressed can become more bulbous
|Full sun to part shade
|Every other day for first month until established.
|Twice a year (Spring & Autumn) - suggested Osmocote slow release 6mth
|Free draining soils with good organics turned over. Can mulch with a leaf litter (not tea tree). If soil is sand mix in organic matter. If clay mounding is recommended.
|200mm pots - can fit up to 6 in a special plant box.
300mm & 45L bags need to be trucked in, see our freight information page for approx pricing and delivery schedules.