From Timor – where the climate is warm
The large, bright green leaves on ebony pillars. Only recently classified by botanists. Where they been?
Timor Black has to be a hit in shopping malls or where a striking plant is needed
Thick, black culms, with some thin, green striping, will reach 15 m. or more in the tropics. However, in sub-tropical zones rarely more than 8 – 10 m. Timor Black grows quite upright and makes a fairly open clump with a just little help. To achieve this remove culms once they reach 3-4 years. Large tropical leaves begin 1/3 to 1/4 way up the culm.
Beautiful proportions and black culms, mmm an exotic element.
Likes warm conditions. Preference is for soil on the good side of medium and for a soft mattress.
How fast will it grow?
Timor Black is slow for a bamboo. And growth rate depends a lot on climate, food and water as well as the weeds
Small bamboo plants are slow to get going, so starting off with a bigger plant will get you there much faster.
|Name||Botanical Name||Size||Availability||Image (if we have one)||Retail Price|
|Timor Black||Bambusa lako||255mm pot; 0.5m tall||available||70|
|Timor Black||Bambusa lako||300mm pot; 1.5m tall||available||150|
|Timor Black||Bambusa lako||35L bag; 2-3m tall||available||385|
|Timor Black||Bambusa lako||45 litre bag; 4-6m tall||available||650|
|Timor Black||Bambusa lako||75 litre bag; 5m+ tall||not available|
|Timor Black||Bambusa lako||75 litre bag; 6-7m tall||not available|