Timor Black

timor black closeup

Bambusa lako

From Timor – where the climate is warm

Interest

The large, bright green leaves on ebony pillars. Only recently classified by botanists. Where they been?

Use

Timor Black has to be a hit in shopping malls or where a striking plant is needed

Characteristics

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.

mature timor clump

Beautiful proportions and black culms, mmm an exotic element.

Requirements

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.

So what does it cost?

255mm pot; 0.5m tall $ 75 available Click to see stock photo
300mm pot; 1.5m tall $ 150 available Click to see stock photo
35L bag; 2-3m tall $ 385 available
45 litre bag; 3-5m tall $ 450 available
75 litre bag; 5m+ tall not available
75 litre bag; 6-7m tall not available

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