Cephalostachyum pergracile

Erect light green culms with foliage right down to the ground. Tight clumping growth habit. Great for screening or simply as stunning feature. This bamboo is said to be the bamboo of choice when cooking sticky rice inside bamboo in South East Asia.

Synonyms (AKA): Tinwa Blue Bamboo


Typical height: 6m
Typical culm diameter: 5
Minimum temperature tolerance: -2°C
Climate: Prefers tropical or subtropical climates.
Light conditions: Full sun to part shade
Growth habit: Upright, tight clumping, bushy to the ground
Growing conditions: Moist, well drained soil. Keep well mulched.
Origin: South East Asia


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Typical height 1m


Cephalostachyum are a genus of smaller growing bamboo, native to Asia and Madagasca found in mountain and lowland forests. Aptly named Tinwa Blue, the new canes are a striking combination of powder blue with copper coloured culm sheaths.

Culms store high amounts of carbon and are suitably used for carbon sequestration. The multipurpose canes are widely harvested, used for weaving, construction, domestic utensils, mats, paper fibre, shingles and fishing poles.

Food uses include the making of carrying containers, brewing, serving and cooking vessels, especially for boiling and serving rice. Being naturally fire resistant, the rice is cooked in sections cut from fresh green culms, which impart both a sweet flavour and unique fragrance to the rice.



Cephalostachyum pergracile - 5 litre bag

Barcode 101014455753
Shipping Weight 3.5000kg

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