Category: Bamboo

Cold Hardiness of Bambusa Lako


Bambusa Lako is by far one of the more striking tropical clumping bamboos to have in one’s collection.  The new culms emerge green and over time fade to a black (some would say plum) color with contrasting green striping.  Combined Read More

How to Grow Potatoes from Store Bought Potatoes


How to Grow Potatoes from Store Bought Potatoes

We’ve all experienced it.  A bag of store bought potatoes that have sat in the pantry too long and now have weird growths coming out of them!  Well that my friend is the start of the potato trying to what Read More

Sunburst Bamboo growth in northeast Florida


Bambusa pervariabilis 'Viridistriata'- Sunburst Bamboo growth in northeast Florida

Sunburst bamboo, scientifically known as Bambusa pervariabilis ‘Viridistriata’, grows quite well here in northeast Florida.  In May 2016 my family moved to a new house which has more room for me to grow my plants, and of course I transplanted Read More

Bamboo Seed Germination Directions


One method of bamboo propagation of course is growing bamboo from seed. However, based on the fact that bamboo flowers rarely and seed is not readily available like most other plants, there is not much documentation on a a good Read More

Bambusa textilis mutabilis for sale


Also known as Emerald Bamboo (Bambusa textilis mutabilis) this clumping tropical bamboo is by far one of my favorite bamboos in the yard! A very erect and semi open clumper, Mutabilis will achieve heights of forty feet with culms over two inches in Read More

Growing Dendrocalamus Validus bamboo in northeast Florida


Back in 2008 I paid a visit to Chuck Theroux in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  He runs Bountiful Earth and has the largest collection of bamboo in the upper half of the state.  The trip was two fold; to help Read More

Bamboo propagation continued…


Recently I was contacted by a reader who wanted some specifics on how to divide his bamboo.  These are tropical clumpers and after watching my videos on Propagating Tropical Clumping Bamboo he still had some questions.  He sent me pictures Read More

Using Bamboo As A Natural Privacy Screen


One of the many great uses of bamboo is to use it as a screen in your landscape, adding both beauty and privacy.  A well constructed bamboo screen can either partially or completely block out what you are trying not Read More

Clumping bamboo plants blowing in the wind


We had a rather wicked but well needed storm blow into Jacksonville today.  The kids yelled from the upstairs that the bamboo was bent over and touching the pool enclosure, so I went up to investigate.  Sure enough it was, Read More