Typical tight clump form for the species with erect culms that are naturally branchless on the lower 1/4. Somewhat thin leaves present a feathery, delicate touch to a majestic overall form. This variety of the species has the added feature of striated culms, with the stripes transitioning in color tones as the new shoots develop. The stripes range from green to yellow to pink, red, and orange shades.
This bamboo was imported from N.E.Thailand and the single, small specimen was released to us in 2018. It is currently growing well in our test field and is the only in-ground specimen we have.
UPDATE: We now have THREE, well rooted specimens in 3 gallon containers. Those three will be available this year (2020). We will not sell more than one to one customer/collector. When all three are sold, there will be no more available until 2021.
Min USDA zone: 9a. Click to find your zone.