Saturday, November 6, 2010

Alphonse Karr, what a nice bamboo variety!

Was cleaning out my Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' and Bambusa ventricosa 'Buddha's Belly Bamboo' today. I'm tired, but was able to propagate some nice plants from all that labor. Here is a photo of some of the culms, especially striking is the striping on the 'Alphonse Karr'. What a nice variety all around!

Mad Man Bamboo - Rocklin, CA


Anonymous said...

hi i know this is an old pic but just came across this while searching pics of Alphonse Karr. Im a bamboo nut to! When you propergate those cuttings in the picture will you cut that Ventricosa in between every node where a branch is forming and plant that? Ive got a nice 3 year old Bambusa vulgaris 'Wamin' I want to propergate. Cheers

Mad Man Bamboo Nursery said...

Hi there,

Generally, I haven't had much luck propagating any of the Bambusa ventricosa. I have much better luck with the Bambusa multiplex, like 'Alphose Karr" and "Golden Goddess". There is definitely a method to do it, but its hard to explain in words. Thanks for reading my blog.