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Moso Bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis)
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The biggest bamboo outside the tropics, which can grow up to a height of 28 meters. The bamboo is hardy and can be grown in the garden.

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2 days

€ 3,00
Price per 20 seeds


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Common name:
Moso bamboo


Minimum temperature:
-20 degrees Celcius

The largest bamboo outside the tropics, with stems up to 25 cm in diameter and 28 meters high. The species is originally from China and Taiwan, and is known for it’s edible shoots and the use of the fiber in the textile industry. The bamboo is hardy up to -20 degC, although some damage can occur during the winter. Because the plant easily recovers in the spring, it is a very suitable plant to grow in the garden. In most gardens the stems will not reach a height of 28 meters, but will still be a very beautiful and decorative bamboo of considerable size. A sunny spot would be ideal, and give the bamboo plenty of water.

Sowing description:
Soak the seeds for 24 hours in lukewarm water, and sow them superficially (the seeds should still be visible) in sowing mixture. Germination at a day temperature of 20-25 degrees Celcius, and preferably a bit lower during the night. The soil can be covered with plastic foil or glass, and should every now and then be sprayed with water in order to keep it lightly moist. Germination is very irregular, it can take two weeks, but also a few months. Give young plants as much light as possible.

Sowing time:
Whole year


Photo 1: Kamakura (CCA-3.0 Wikipedia)

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ReviewBro - 13-08-2021 13:33

Hello Onszaden,

I ordered a package of these seeds, I got 40+ instead of 20. That was a welcoming bonus.
I planted them all and on different methods, like direct in soil outside, inside in my seedtray (room temperature) and inside in my seedtray at 25 degrees celsius. And of course, following the instructions. Only one seed has germinated so far. I made a small diary below.

28-6-2021 24h in water
29-6-2021 Planted
18-7-2021 Germination, 1 seedling
13-8-2021 Still 1 seedling (12 cm)

I know that germination can be within 2 weeks or in months, but do you have any extra tips for me. Or do you think I got an old batch?

Thanks in advance!

Arno Mortier - 09-11-2020 13:57

De zaden eerst geweekt en dan in goed vochtige zaai en stekgrond eerder oppervlakkig gezaaid. Enkele zaden heb ik gewoon in de grond "geprikt" zodat het puntje nog boven steekt. Beide manieren werken. Na twee a drie weken eerste kiempje. Ondertussen nog een viertal weken verder en er zijn nu zes kleine bamboeplantjes die het zeer goed doen. Ik verwacht dat er misschien nog enkele zullen kiemen.

Sheila - 28-04-2020 09:52

Zaden ontvangen. helaas na zelfs meer dan een maand te wachten is er geen enkele moso ontkiemd. Een aantal begonnen zelfs te schimmelen en zacht te worden. Zeer jammer. De andere (niet-bamboe) zaden zijn wel gelukt.

Bresson - 26-03-2019 15:59

Goede service! Ik heb zelfs meer dan 20 zaden gekregen :)

Lambert - 05-06-2017 19:00

Super snelle service en levering
Nu even wachten dat de zaden uitkomen

Brecht - 01-01-2016 13:55

De 1e reuzebamboe is na een 3-tal weken al boven de aarde komen piepen!
Prachtig scheutje van ong. 1 cm

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