Bambusa lako (Timor Black Bamboo)

bambusa lako timor black 200 mm
bambusa lako timor black 200 mm
bambusa lako timor black 200 mm
bambusa lako timor black 200 mm
bambusa lako timor black 200 mm
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Bambusa lako (Timor Black Bamboo)

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Known for its chocolate black canes with lime green stripes, the Timor Black is one of the world's most beautiful bamboos. It prefers a sheltered position, as direct exposure to the afternoon sun on the black canes will cause some sun-bleaching to occur. For this reason, it is best protected from direct afternoon sun exposure. The canes are erect and really stand out among the stunning lime green leaves. A fantastic specimen of bamboo for any garden.

This bamboo was sold in Australia for years as the similar and equally beautiful G-atroviolacea. The main differences are Timor Black has a light green hairless striped shoot plus chocolate black culms whereas G-atroviolacea has sooty black culms and dark hairy stripe-free shoot.

Black bamboo prefers to be planted in the ground rather than in pots, and compared to some other bamboos is on the slower-growing side.

Light requirement: Full Sun and Part sun/part shade

Water requirement: High

Watering frequency: Every other day for the first month until established.

Soil: Free draining soils with good organics turned over. Can mulch with a leaf litter (not tea tree). If soil is sand mix in organic matter. If clay mounding is recommended.

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Growth rate: Fast

Suitable for containers: No

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Medium

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Mature height: 750 mm

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Suitable for shaping: Yes

Colour: Lime green

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; but primarily grown for it's foliage

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Flowering season: Rare


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