Mexican Weeping Bamboo
Otatea acuminata aztecorum
Pronunciation: o-TA-te-a a-ku-mi-NA-ta as-TE-co-rum
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.