Phyllostachys pubescens

giant bamboo Moso seeds

Phyllostachys pubescens, called Moso bamboo is a winter hardy giant bamboo. In spring, when new culms shoot, you can see how fast the Moso bamboo will grow, adult plants may grow around 18 inches a day. Phyllostachys pubescens is originated in China (region Hainan) and will be 50 - 92 feet tall with culms about 3 - 5 inches thick. Young culms, which are of blue-green color, look as though they were covered with white powder. Leaves hang down like a waterfall. Moso bamboo can remain healthy even at temperatures as low as -20 C. Young shoots are edible. In Japan Phyllostachys pubescens is called „noble bamboo. Photos Thomas Grünewald.

30 seeds   2.13 US$

100 seeds   6.16 US$

Phyllostachys pubescens giant bamboo Moso seeds
Phyllostachys pubescens
giant bamboo Moso
Phyllostachys pubescens giant bamboo Moso seeds
Phyllostachys pubescens
giant bamboo Moso
Phyllostachys pubescens giant bamboo Moso seeds
Phyllostachys pubescens
giant bamboo Moso
Phyllostachys pubescens giant bamboo Moso seeds
Phyllostachys pubescens
giant bamboo Moso




germination instructions Phyllostachys pubescens - giant bamboo Moso:

Pre-soak bamboo seeds for 24 hours in lukewarm water (about 86 F).

For sowing please use Jiffy 7 Peat Pellets, soak them in water and put in a plastic pot. Sow the seeds on the peat pellets and cover the seeds with a thin layer of peat (about 2 mm).

Then put the plastic pot in a ziplock bag - with a pot size of 6 cm , a ziplock bag of size 12 x 17 cm is recommended . Fill in the ziplock bag as much tap water with a few drops of universal fertilizer, so that after the absorption of the substrate a few mm of water remain on the bottom. Then close the ziplock bag - Ready!

More watering is not required because no moisture evaporates through the ziplock bag .

Location: on the windowsill or in a small greenhouse in partial shade, daytime temperatures at about 80–90 F, somewhat lower at night at 77-83 F. The resulting micro-climate provides ideal conditions for germination.

The germination time for bamboo seeds, depending on the species, will be between 10 and 40 days.

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