Bambusa Textilis Gracilis Is A Beautiful Landscape Quality Clumping Bamboo
Bambusa Textilis Gracilis or graceful bamboo, is one of the top landscape bamboo year after year. Graceful bamboo gets its name from its long,slender graceful leaves,that cover the clump.
Expect a midsized bamboo, that will grow to an overall height of 25 to 30 feet after 3 to 5 years. Gracilis is a well behaved clumping bamboo, that will grow no wider than 5 to 6 feet diameter, with cane diameter maxing out at about 1 inch. Gracilis can also be called by its common name slender weavers bamboo, because it has slender canes that are very practical for craft work.
Within minimum temperature of around 15°F, Bambusa Textilis Gracilis or slender weavers bamboo works as a great, attractive landscape bamboo throughout zones nine and 10, and into zone eight. We have reports of gracilis successfully growing from Key West Florida, to Oklahoma City Oklahoma, proving that it can survive quite a range of temperatures.
Many property owners are choosing graceful bamboo as a replacement for their problematic or deteriorating hedges. In South Florida there is a terrible problem with a ficus whitefly that is destroying all ficus hedges in the area indiscriminately. Many homeowners have sprayed thousands of dollars of toxic chemicals around their landscapes and homes in an effort to combat this fearsome predator. Many other homeowners have chosen to stop fighting mother nature, and worked with her by removing the ficus and installing a pest resistant hedge of gracilis bamboo. Within 3 to 5 years they will have an even more beautiful privacy hedge, with a tropical exotic look that ficus just cannot match.
Graceful bamboo is one of our most popular bamboo plants for sale and can be contained at any height, simply by dating the cane parallel to the ground and cutting it at whatever desired length you choose. This allows one to keep graceful bamboo at any height you choose. One customer keeps a 12 foot hedge of graceful bamboo in a gated,deed restricted community,and it is the talk of the neighborhood.
In a pot graceful bamboo will perform quite well, if given enough soil and sunlight. Gracilis graceful bamboo requires highlight or full Sun, and is recommended as an outdoor plant. We do have adventurous growers who have success growing this plant indoors in atrium area, but the key is high light and full Sun. as with all bamboo plants we recommend planting in the largest pot you can handle. 15 gallon to 30 young smart pots ( fabric reusable grow bags) make great movable containers for bamboo, and fit nicely inside a one half wine barrel available at most garden centers.
Gracilis Bamboo is one of our many bamboo plants for sale and is available in 3 gallon (15 pound root clump) starter size for $24.95. Depending on where you live you might try out new site supremegrowers.com where we have actual UPS shipping rates instead of flat rate shipping. It can save a couple bucks in some cases over the flat rates on Bambooplantsonline.com or greenthumbpalms.com
Here are links to the bamboo plants for sale on both sites. They are both great places to buy from.