Pleoblastus humilis

A very utilitarian small bamboo species, Pleoblastus humilis is often used for erosion control, large scale groundcover, and in some cases, as a lawn replacement! This small bamboo can be kept to just a few inches high by mowing, or can be allowed to grow unchecked for larger height.

Care requirements for Pleoblastus humilis
  • Light- does best in dappled sun, but will tolerate a wide range, up to full sun if watered well
  • Water- Moderate water requirement
  • Temperature- down to -0F
  • Size- can reach 4' tall in ideal conditions, but more commonly reaches 2-3'. canes can be up to 1/8" diameter. Can be trimmed shorter or mowed like grass.
  • 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.