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Bamboo, Alphonse Karr - Bambusa glaucescens

Latin name: Bambusa multiplex
Common name: Bamboo, Alphonse Karr
Plant group:
Green plants
Plant family:

Bambusa glaucescens

Subtropical moist forest climate
Minimal temperature: 12-15°C (53-59°F)
Optimal temperature: 26-28°C (78-82°F)
Recommended place:
sunny moderate shaded
Plant form:
tree-like, arboraceous
Height: 200 cm (78 in.)
Repotting: every 24 months (2 years)
Rarity: yes
Falcifer ground mealybag (Rhizzoecus falcifera)
Schield louse (Coccoidea)
Black Root Rot (Thielaviopsis basicola)
Pytium blight (Helminthosporium, Pythium, Fusarium)
Origin country:
Origin territory:
Southern Asia
Eastern Asia
Flowering period            
Availability on market            

Attractive stems brilliantly striped green on yellow with new growth pinkish and green.

This bamboo makes a wonderful container plant. Like other forms of Bambusa multiplex are among the best bamboos for the interior scape.

Fast growing to 15 to 35 feet (4,5-11 m) tall, forms large clumps.


Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.