Indocalamus tessalatus

With the largest leaves of any temperate bamboo in cultivation, Indocalamus tessalatus makes a dramatic statement in your garden.  A very tolerant bamboo, this is one that will take almost any conditions you plant it in, although it looks best planted in an area that is mostly sunny, but protected from late afternoon sun.  A vigorous runner, you will have to keep it in check by occasionally pruning the rhizomes, or, for ease of care, plant in a container and enjoy a cascade of huge tropical looking leaves, which can reach 4"x 24" long!  This also one of the few bamboos that will tolerate indoor culture as a houseplant-give it as much sun indoors as possible, and keep an eye on the water, and it will look wonderful.
 
 
Care requirements for Indocalamus tessalatus
  • Light- Shade to mostly sun. leaves may yellow in full sun exposure
  • Water- Moderate water requirement, low once established
  • Temperature- down to -10F
  • Size- Can reach 7' tall in ideal conditions. canes can be up to 1/2" diameter, but are hidden by the foliage
  • Running Bamboo- use containment methods to control growth as needed- Rhizome Pruning Methods

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Ordering Infomost bamboos we have are available in one gallon, three gallon and five gallon nursery pots.  Not all sizes of all species are available at all times, so the best way to order is to email us from our contact page with the species and size you are interested in.