Bambusa ventricosa is a species of bamboo which is native to Vietnam and to Guangdong province in southern China. The species is widely cultivated in subtropical regions around the world for the bulbous and ornamental culms.
Common name: Buddha Belly Bamboo, Buddha Bamboo
Flower colours: Green
Bloom time: Rarely flowers
Height: 40 to 55 feet
Planting and care
Plants prefer a near-neutral pH range of 5.5 to7.0. A pH of 6.5 is just about right for most home gardens (slightly acidic to neutral. An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 18 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Bambusa Ventricosa
- Diligently water your plants. Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather. Avoid frequent shallow sprinklings, which wont reach the deeper roots and may encourage fungus. Plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.