How to grow Black bamboo

Black bamboo growing herbaceous of the genus Phyllostachys also known as Phyllostachys nigra, Black bamboo perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics and rarely temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10.

Leaves color green grow on little stems in elliptic shape pointed at both end.

Black bamboo cane

Cane color is black or dark green.

Flower color white structure beard-like but every flower grows in shell.

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Requirements for Black bamboo growing and care:

Nothing special

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Better not to let the plant spread so every few can needed to be cut

Size of the plant?
2-5 m, 6-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White flower structure beard-like but every flower grows in shell

Scientific name: Phyllostachys nigra

Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

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Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone