Bambusa vulgaris wamin
Named for its bulging internodes, this species is the dwarf version of the well-known Bambusa ventricosa. Access to water and sunshine are the two growth factors that affect the degree of swell or the "Buddha Belly" protrusion that makes this plant memorable. Its striking green color and miniature size (in comparison other members of its genus) make this variety of bamboo easily container grown and versatile in a landscape. It is clumping and will ultimately only reach heights around 20' OA in cultivation.