Buddha Belly Bamboo

Buddha Belly, Mill Valley, Ca

Buddha Belly, Mill Valley, Ca

Buddha Belly bamboo is most known for its swollen internodes, which look like a large belly.  Hence, the name Buddha belly.  It is a native of southern China.  Its scientific name is Bambusa ventricosa and it grows to a height of between 8 to 30 ft.  It requires full sun to thrive.

Buddha Belly bamboo, Mill Valley, Ca

Buddha Belly bamboo, Mill Valley, Ca

 

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