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Mexican Weeping Bamboo

Otatea acuminata aztecorum

Pronunciation: o-TA-te-a a-ku-mi-NA-ta as-TE-co-rum
SKU #01140

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Description A rare ornamental bamboo useful for tall, dense screens or single accents where space allows. Extremely narrow leaves give an overall lacy look to the weeping form. Evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Fast growing to 15 to 20 ft. tall, clump forming.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Clumping
Landscape Use Container, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Design Ideas An exceptional fluffy plant that's ideal for modern architecture to contrast with its rigid geometry. Outstanding soft background for high profile plants, water features and art. Ideal screen or hedge, good in sideyards to block neighbors but not air. Valuable textural contrast for large leaf tropical plantings that lends a most unique exotic look.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Combine this soft beauty with hard architectural forms such as Octopus Agave, (Agave vilmorniana), Bauer's Dracaena, (Dracaena 'Baueri'), Royal Robe Paraguay Nightshade, (Solanum rantonnetii 'Royal Robe'), and Tropicanna Canna, (Canna indica 'Phaison').
Care Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Lore Within its range, the poles of Otatea bamboo is harvested by the locals for a wide range of uses from building huts to fencing.

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