Bambusa ventricosa (Buddha's Belly)
Under harsh conditions, this bamboo develops short swollen internodes - hence its name 'Buddha's Belly'. Not to be confused with 'Giant Buddha's Belly' (B. Vulgaris cv. Wamin).
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.
The ventricosa is very fast growing with a vigorous growth habit. Great for privacy screening on acreage, windbreaks or erosion control.
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.
This bamboo has been known to flower sporadicly, which can cause the plant to become quite stressed and may shed some leaves. If this happens, fertilise with nitrogen rich fertiliser and keep the bamboo well watered.
This bamboo is not to be confused with the 'Giant Buddha's Belly' (B. Vulgaris cv. Wamin).
Bambusa ventricosa (Buddha's Belly) - 3 litre bag
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