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Bamboo, Pring Legi
Gigantochloa sumatra

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gigantochloa (jy-gan-toh-KLOH-uh) (Info)
Species: sumatra

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

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

Regional

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

Loxahatchee, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 18, 2008, tropicalbamboo from Loxahatchee, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Becoming popular as an ornamental bamboo. Tight clump, persistant culm sheaths. Grows to about 30' tall.
New culms have beautiful lavendar stripes that fade to a cream color over time.