Native to New Guinea, the Moluccas, and Sangihe Island. Often found on limestone. A thin-walled, tight clumping, reed-like shrub with large leaves/no low branching. About 5% of the leaves are variegated. Persistent culm sheaths create an ornamental effect. Grows 20' tall with 1" diameter culms. Minimum temp 30 degrees F. Minimum USDA zone: 9b. Click to find your zone.