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Angel Mist Bamboo, Ghost Bamboo
Dendrocalamus minor 'Amoenus'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dendrocalamus (den-droh-KAL-uh-mus) (Info)
Species: minor (MY-nor) (Info)
Cultivar: Amoenus
Synonym:Dendrocalamus minor amoenus


Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo


30-40 ft. (9-12 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From woody stem cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

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

Boca Raton, Florida

Brandon, Florida

Englewood, Florida

Lake Wales, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Mims, Florida

Sanford, Florida

Tampa, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 28, 2009, gondwanan from Lake Wales, FL wrote:

2009's cold snap in Central Florida (low 20's) challenged many borderline plants and bamboos but this Ghost came through with flying colors and no leaf burn. Tripled in size the following spring/summer. Young, misty-blue culms turn golden with fine green stripes with age, lovely pendulous habit and a tight clumper: highly recommended.


On Dec 7, 2007, lynnopus from Mims, FL wrote:

Large leaf exotic bamboo . Leaves turn downward like a willow tree. An impressive and beautiful clumper, just planted mine in central Florida and expect great things from it.