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PlantFiles: Bamboo
Gigantochloa pseudoarundinacea

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gigantochloa (jy-gan-toh-KLOH-uh) (Info)
Species: pseudoarundinacea (soo-doh-a-run-din-uh-KEE-uh) (Info)

One vendor has this plant for sale.

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

over 40 ft. (12 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

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
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dbinnix On May 19, 2004, dbinnix from Garden Grove, CA wrote:

This is another member of the Gigantochloa genus and is the largest of that group. There is a large one growing at Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas. It has appeared from time to time at botanical garden plants sales in the past but not recently.


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

Englewood, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida

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