Gigantochloa atroviolacea is a giant, clumping bamboo which reaches a height of 35 – 40 feet and the culms a diameter of 3 inches. Gigantochloa atroviolacea is valued for its deep black culms which are used to make furniture and musical instruments. New culms turn black within one year, displaying irregular green vertical stripes. The shoots are edible turning to yellow-pink after cooking. Minimum temperature 28 F. Photos: Jesse Durko Nursery
Pre-soak bamboo seeds for 24 hours in lukewarm water (about 86 F).
For sowing please use Jiffy 7 Peat Pellets, soak them in water and put in a plastic pot. Sow the seeds on the peat pellets and cover the seeds with a thin layer of peat (about 2 mm).
Then put the plastic pot in a zip-lock bag - with a pot size of 6 cm , a zip-lock bag of size 12 x 17 cm is recommended . Fill in the zip-lock bag as much tap water with a few drops of universal fertilizer, so that after the absorption of the substrate a few mm of water remain on the bottom.
Location: on the windowsill or in a small greenhouse in partial shade, daytime temperatures at about 80–90 F, somewhat lower at night at 77-83 F.
The germination time for bamboo seeds, depending on the species, will be between 10 and 40 days.
price is for 20 seeds
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