Tropical plants / Indian Thorny Bamboo (Bambusa bambos)

Indian Thorny Bamboo (Bambusa bambos)
Indian Thorny Bamboo (Bambusa bambos)
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A large bamboo from the tropical forests of India, with sharp thorns and stems that fade from black to green. Suitable as a houseplant. 

Expected processing time

2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 30 seeds


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Common name:
Indian thorny bamboo


The Indian thorny bamboo is the largest species of the genus Bambusa, with vines up to 40 meters high and 25 cm thick. The species produces sharp thorns and black stems that turn green. Young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable in India and China, while the old stems are used for construction purposes. It’s a tropical bamboo which mainly grows close to rivers in humid forests, so the species can be kept as a houseplant in a temperate climate.

Germination instructions:
First soak the seeds in lukewarm water for 24 hours. Then sow them in sowing mix at a temperature of 25 degC.

Sowing time:
All year round

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