Buddha's Belly True (Bambusa ventricosa)
True Buddhas Belly
Bambusa ventricosa has gorgeous bulging culms and is a great stand alone ornamental, which can be contained and cut to height. Looks great pruned to just one culm/pole, or even a few. Stressing it every now and then with little water, makes the bulges grow bigger.
In the ground can grow up to 8m, but in a pot can be pruned and maintanted down to just 1-2m.
Poles are ideal for craft, or temporary table ware. i.e. cut poles for bowls or cups.
If planting near to fences, root barrier is recommended.
- Grow 6-8 metres
- Position-full sun part shade
- Treat it mean to achieve more swollen internodes
- Great in a pot
- Planting guide: 1.5-3+m distance between plants