Bambusa ventricosa

Common Name Buddha Belly Bamboo
Type of Plant Other

Buddha Belly Bamboo is one of the most easily distinguishable varietals of bamboo, due to its swollen, green segments. From the Latin- ventricosus- meaning swollen side or pot bellied, this species is noninvasive and clumping. It will reach heights of up to 40 feet in habitat, but it also commonly grown in pots for ornamental purposes. It can otherwise be used as a windbreak.

Requirements Happy in partial shade or full sun, this bamboo is generally adaptable in terms of soil composition. It should be kept regularly watered however and prefers temperatures above 25 degrees. Frost or dehydration may cause the "bellies" to swell but are ultimately not good for the plant's health.
Country of Origin Southern China
Cold Tolerance 25
Sun Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Medium
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