Erect new lime-green culms turn yellowish with age. Shoots are edible when raw. Beautiful erect form with small, narrow cascading leaves.
The genus of this bamboo has been recently changed to Chloothamnus. Tropical Bamboo Nursery will reference both Nastus and Chloothamnus to avoid confusion.
Pictured on the cover of the book Bamboo World by Victor Cusack. Old world bamboo - from New Guinea. Very rare in the U.S. Will grow to at least 35' tall with 2" diameter culms in Florida. Minimum temp. 32 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 10. Click to find your zone.