Obtained in a trade with a bamboo enthusiast in Taiwan. Three large offsets were sent to USDA quarantine and one survived.
It is an extremely rare, bizarre looking, tropical bamboo. It bellies like Bambusa vulgaris Wamin (Buddha's Belly), however as it's a mutation of Dendrocalamus latiflorus, it is massive.
To be test-grown and propagated, beginning in 2019.
UPDATE: We now have very limited 3 gallon stock available for sale. They will be sold to those who have placed backorder requests and the rest on a first come first served basis
30' and 4" dia. culms in FL. Min. temp. 27 °F. Min USDA zone: 9b. Click to find your zone.