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by dependable
Thu May 27, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Bamboo Identification
Topic: Help identifying
Replies: 6
Views: 135

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: 317

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: 1058

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: 1058

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: 1119

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: 348

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: 377

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: 377

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: 555

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: 261

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.
by dependable
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Seeds available
Replies: 52
Views: 4620

Re: Seeds available

I just want to thank Fred for sending seeds out for germination trials. None came up the first time around, planted in growing medium, in cell pots. 24 per species. They were kept damp, but outdoors. Temps mostly in 60sF. I just planted the remaining seeds, and it looked like none of the Henon seeds...
by dependable
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: How do I know what bamboo I have?
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: How do I know what bamboo I have?

Pretty sure you're right. If you were up north in the tropics, then I'd wonder if it was P nigra, but if it gets close to frost where you are, it should do well there. To post photos, I think you need to re size picture into smaller pixel format with a photo program and drag into "upload attach...
by dependable
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: How do I know what bamboo I have?
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: How do I know what bamboo I have?

If it is a Phyllostachys(which is a genus), it is not necessarily P nigra(a species of Phyllostachys). The best way to identify one species of Phyllostachys from another is to see color and pattern of newly sprouted culm sheaths(the outer covering of new shoots). However, if it is a Phyllostachys, a...
by dependable
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bamboo in Alaska
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: Bamboo in Alaska

Too much work for what is essentially an experiment, in my opinion. Bissetti seems like one of the more bitter Phyllostachys shoots too, not a popular choice for critters to chomp around here.
by dependable
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Seeds available
Replies: 52
Views: 4620

Re: Seeds available

Has anyone planted these and got germination? It has been over two weeks since I planted and have seen no sign of sprouting from the three types.