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Pleiobastus variegatus
Dwarf white sheated bambu
 
Gramineae
 

Pleiobastus variegates, Dwarf white sheathed bambu, Bambu jepang

 

Pleiobastus variegates, Dwarf white sheathed bambu, Bambu jepang

In common with several other species, this plant in Pleiobastus variegates, Dwarf white sheathed bambu, Bambu jepangknown only from cultivation and has never been found in the wild.
It has powdery white, 30in (75 cm) stems with proportionally large (4-8in/10-20cm long) deep green leaves with variable cream stripes.
The leaf sheaths have purple interiors and downy exteriors.
Position: Sunny, Semi-Shaded
Cultivation: Most species are not difficult to cultivate.
Plant in loose, moist, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade and water well in summer.
Running species need to be contained.
Propagate by division.

 

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