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PlantFiles: Male Bamboo
Dendrocalamus strictus

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dendrocalamus (den-droh-KAL-uh-mus) (Info)
Species: strictus (STRIK-tus) (Info)

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Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

over 40 ft. (12 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral palmbob On Nov 7, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Dendrocalamus has the typical hairy leaves but the leaf size is decidedly smaller than many of the other species. It is a very commonly grown bamboo in Indonesia and its use is primarily pulp... doesn't have the straightest culms for construction. It's a bit cold sensitive (supposedly 30F is its minimum but frost into the mid 20s haven't hurt it much). Culm diameter maxes out at about 5" and it can grow up to 60', at least in a tropical climate (probably less here in So Cal).


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Marino, California
Fort Myers, Florida

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