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by dependable
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Need help identifying
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Need help identifying

To original post, I'm pretty sure that is rubro as well. Here are a couple of pics of mine I took yesterday.
by dependable
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Need help identifying
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Need help identifying

Another Ohio bamboo nursery showed me their grove of Dulcis which I knew for certain was Bissetii, and I know they got their plants from Kynn, so I'm not sure where that one broke down. I did not point out the error during my tour, the grove was actively shooting and the damn stuff was Bissetii whi...
by dependable
Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Flowering cycles for Rubro, Bissetti and Yellow Groove
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Flowering cycles for Rubro, Bissetti and Yellow Groove

I'm not aware of any recent or recorded mass flowering events for any of those. Occasionally someone here will post about about a stresses Aureosulcata(yellow groove) type doing some flowering, but not mass kill off event. A few Phyllostachys I'm aware of that have flowered are some of the P nigra t...
by dependable
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?

I don't think it is a percipitaion issue, at least w mine. It is always at least a month later than the other Phyllostachys I have. Nuda and vivax lag behind bissette and the aureosulcatas, but only by a week or so.
by dependable
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Latest Phyllostachys to shoot?

Rubro for me too, mine are just starting to shoot now.
by dependable
Thu May 27, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Help identifying
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Help identifying

It does look like vivax to me too. Just wondering why it would only be 1.5 in wide after 10 years, especially in the south. My vivax puts out 3 in culms, and I've seen pictures of southern stands where it is even bigger. One bamboo that has similar culm sheath coloring, although usually a more "...
by dependable
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: General bamboo question
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: General bamboo question

F robusta would be a generally good choice for non invasive bamboo. Expect a height of around 2-2.5 meters. Here are a couple of downsides; If your temps get below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, it will be killed to the ground. The 50 CM wide area could be problematic, while it will initially grow there, ne...
by dependable
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bare root bamboo planting
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: Bare root bamboo planting

Nice, looking at your pictures, I wonder if the black plastic will get the soil too warm, with tropical sun & all.
by dependable
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bare root bamboo planting
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: Bare root bamboo planting

Sounds like quite the garden adventure, glad most of your plants seem to have made it. I'm not experienced in tropical growing, but in general, one does not want plants that are going to be in sun leaf out in the shade, since this may cause leaves to burn out when placed in sun. Perhaps a gradual &q...
by dependable
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: New here
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: New here

Welcome to the site. While I don't know about posting pictures from a phone, I do know they have to be reduced to post here. I use an "export" function on my photo program to configure them to post here.
by dependable
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Does this look good - winterizing container
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Does this look good - winterizing container

You might want to have provision for covering the plant itself to prevent leaves from being desiccated in cold wind. It would not have to be covered all the time, but since it is so small, I'd cover greens for wind events. Also make sure planter can drain.
by dependable
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Oldhamiai flowers?
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Oldhamiai flowers?

I called him and he says they seem to be sitting in or weakly attached to the tips of culm sheaths. He says they almost look like they were jammed in there. There are some little kids around, maybe they playing flower arranger. There is no other plants with blooms like that nearby though. I was wond...
by dependable
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Oldhamiai flowers?
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Oldhamiai flowers?

My brother sent me this picture of his Oldhamiai from Maui. He was wondering what plant would do next.

Sure looks different from bamboo flowers I'm used to seeing.
by dependable
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Container vs planting in ground over winter
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Container vs planting in ground over winter

It is also important that water can not collect in container and freeze later. If block of ice forms in container, plants will likely die.
by dependable
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Parting shots
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Parting shots

Wow, you planted a fine garden in the place in CA, I remember when you were posting pics of early plantings there. I could imagine it would make one a little wistful, however HI will be an improvement, no doubt.