Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Today I took my Bambusa ventricosa ( Buddah Belly Bamboo ) seeds out of the polystart mix I put them in yesterday and placed them into my incubator. And now we wait.

The Buddah Belly Bamboo is a very unique looking type of bamboo. The internodes are swollen in a way that it has an hourglass figure. This bamboo is classified as a grass and this grass can grow over 40 feet tall. The origin of the Buddah Belly Bamboo is Vietnam, Taiwan and Southern China. This Bamboo does best when planted in the ground in a pot. In order to achieve ventricosing you need to starve the plant of food and water, but it is well worth it as you can see. For now here are some pictures of my seeds. And here is a picture of a full grown Buddah Belly that is not mine, I found this picture on the internet.