It’s that time of year again, when several new varieties of bamboo plants for sale become available, as they mature enough to leave the nursery. After just adding Multiplex Hedge as part of our inventory, we are now adding Green Onion Bamboo.
This little bamboo plant is a rare specimen among bamboo plants. It is in fact, a running bamboo, however, it is so unaggressive that it makes a perfect container or front yard plant. This is one bamboo plant that can thrive anywhere, whether indoors or out. On top of this, it can also thrive in full sun to minimal light requirements. Green Onion Bamboo is a very durable and hardy potted plant that is easy for just about anyone to keep.
One of the favorite places to find Green Onion Bamboo is on a porch, patio, by an open window or on a rotating basis. While this bamboo plant can survive with minimal light requirements, potted bamboo plants are always kept at their best when they are rotated outdoors for occasional fresh air. Unlike most running bamboo, Green Onion is safe to grow in the ground in Florida, without it becoming overwhelming. Another great place to find Green Onion Bamboo, is in large planter boxes as well as in the ground. As long as you keep an eye on their growth, these bamboo plants are safe and confined wherever you choose to keep them.
Botanical Name: Pseudosasa japonica Tsutsumiana
Common Name: Green Onion Bamboo
Maximum Height: 6-8 ft. to 8-10 ft.
Maximum Diameter: 1/2"
Minimum Temperature: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) to USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Light: Partial To Full Sun Exposure
Clump Size: 4'
Spacing: 4-6 ft
Product size: These are well rooted starter plants in 3 gallon buckets that are ready for transplanting into larger containers. (You may have to divide and re-pot in 3 years.) Works well in both pots and in ground plantings.
Depending on where you live, you may choose to rotate your bamboo plant outdoors from spring to fall, and bring it indoors during the winter. In a 15 gallon container, Green Onion Bamboo can successfully reach 8 feet tall. Other Green Onion plants have been known to reach full majority with minimum hassle while being grown in containers.
This hardy bamboo is not only easy to keep, but it is also a great choice for beginners who are wanting to learn to propagate. Green Onion Bamboo is easily divided, to make room for the rhizome growth, every other year. Every divided plant has a very good chance of being just as hardy as the bamboo that created it.
Green Onion Bamboo shows many similarities to Buddha Belly Bamboo, and is actually a good replacement for those who cannot keep Wamin Buddha Belly. Like, Buddha Belly, Green Onion has bulging stocks that can be manipulated by their water source. They also have an interesting foliage that makes the combination with their stalks a unique conversation piece.