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Buddha Belly Bamboo (Small)

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Regular Price: Rs.199.00

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Under harsh conditions, this bamboo develops short swollen internodes - hence its name 'Buddha's Belly'.

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.

Home delivery available only in Ahmedabad & Gandhinagar cities from Gujarat.

Buddha Belly Bamboo also called Bambusa Ventricosa is a clumping Bamboo most notable for its unique culm growth when containerized in stressed or poor soil conditions. The culms will bulge and swell, giving it the name “Buddha’s Belly”. The Leaves of Buddha Belly Bamboo are linear to lance-shaped; Buddha’s belly bamboo is a very leafy bamboo. Bamboo flowering is unusual, the flowers are similar to other grasses and the fruits grain-like, but the conditions and age of the plant for flowering is not completely understood. Buddha’s belly bamboo is a tropical grass, prefers moist well-drained soil and full sun. It is somewhat cold hardy. The spread of this bamboo is slow, the rhizomes or underground stems grow only a short distance from the clump before sending up new culms. One of the most popular bamboos for growing in containers where it is slow growing. Bamboo is among the primary signature plant of ornamental inspired gardens. It is also equally planted at home in tropical island design themes or adjacent to palaces and Buddist temples. In the landscape it can be used as vertical lines element in your garden. It has long been choice for creating fast growing barriers, screens and privacy hedges between properties. Bamboo also makes a fine background foliage plant to provide a lush character. Pruned properly these plants make a good hedge and a fine subjects for night lighting, Their canes casting exotic striped shadows. Bamboo is quite adaptable to containers provided it is given adequate water and nitrogen to sustain vigorous growth and overall lush appearance.

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