Sasa Pygmaea

$10.00 incl. GST
  • Overall Height APPROXIMATELY:
  1. 23cm for Pot Size 8cm(Ø)
POT SIZE
  • 8cm(Ø) x 6cm(H)
In Stock
Description

DISCLAIMER

  1. The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and although look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
  2. Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
  3. Overall Height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the tallest point of the plant vertically.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Sasa pygmaea, commonly known as Pygmy Bamboo, is a dwarf bamboo species native to Japan.
  • It features small, lance-shaped leaves that are deep green, creating a lush, dense foliage.
  • The plant grows in a low, spreading manner, reaching heights of 12-18 inches (30-45 cm), making it ideal for ground cover.
  • Pygmy Bamboo is excellent for use in small gardens, rockeries, and as an underplanting for larger shrubs and trees.
  • This species thrives in partial to full shade, making it perfect for shaded areas of the garden.
  • It is relatively low-maintenance and adaptable to a variety of soil types, provided they are well-drained.
  • Sasa pygmaea is known for its tolerance to colder climates and can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F).
  • It spreads by underground rhizomes, creating a dense mat of foliage, which helps in erosion control on slopes and embankments.
  • The compact size and spreading habit of Pygmy Bamboo make it suitable for container gardening and as an indoor ornamental plant.
  • This bamboo species is also deer-resistant, making it a practical choice for gardens in areas with deer activity.
  • Sasa pygmaea adds a touch of elegance and a Japanese aesthetic to garden landscapes, providing year-round greenery.
  • It can be used to create natural borders, add texture to mixed plantings, and serve as a lush ground cover in shaded areas.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Use well-draining, loamy soil rich in organic matter.
  • A mix of garden soil, compost, and sand works well.
  • Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Sasa pygmaea prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil pH.

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FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer formulated for bamboo or ornamental grasses.
  • Apply fertilizer in early spring and again in mid-summer.
  • Alternatively, use a liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
  • Reduce or suspend fertilization during the dormant winter months.

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LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Sasa pygmaea thrives in partial shade to full shade.
  • It can tolerate some morning sun, but avoid intense midday sunlight, especially in hot climates.
  • If grown indoors, place it in a location with bright, indirect light.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Water regularly, ensuring the soil stays damp, especially during dry periods.
  • Reduce watering frequency during the dormant winter months but do not let the soil dry out completely.
  • Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain soil moisture.

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