Monastery Bamboo
Thyrsostachys siamensis

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thyrsostachys
Species: siamensis (sy-am-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Englewood, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 5, 2012, asleeponthekeys from Punta Gorda, FL wrote:

I planted a 3 gallon Monastery Bamboo in my yard 33156 zip code back in 1993 after seeing a full grown one in a Bamboo Society friend's yard. It is in a raised bed and has thrived with absolutely no special watering or care after making sure it was established. It has weathered both dry spells and wet spells with no problems. It is a very tight clump with no problems of it spreading through the yard. It is a beautiful bamboo, with small leaves and somewhat weeping, inch sized culms. It is 20 +- feet tall.

Neutral

On Jan 18, 2012, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Have tried to grow this bamboo before in clay, sloggy soils.. hard one for that... one of the more finicky clumpers. But good for building despite its graceful appearance. Culms are very strong and nearly solid

Positive

On Jul 2, 2011, laughingwillow from Englewood, FL wrote:

A graceful, delicate beauty that instantly improves your yard.