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Indocalamus

A genus of small Asian running bamboos which shoot in spring and are relatively hardy. Most have extremely large, wide, tropical-looking leaves and tolerate low light levels.
Indocalamus latifolius
Indocalamus longiauritus
Indocalamus tessellatus (Sasa tessellata)
Species descriptions/photos:  Indocalamus tessellatus (AKA Sasa tessellata), I. longiauritus, I. latifoliusBamboo species descriptions  Indocalamus  latifolius  longiauritus  tessellatus  Sasa tesselata

Indocalamus latifolius

(INLA) Has leaves 2" wide by 1' long with a somewhat stiff and spiky appearance. It grows 6' tall, is hardy to 0 degrees, and prefers shade. A recent import.
Species descriptions/photos:  Indocalamus tessellatus (AKA Sasa tessellata), I. longiauritus, I. latifoliusBamboo species descriptions  Indocalamus  latifolius  longiauritus  tessellatus  Sasa tesselata

Indocalamus longiauritus click for photo of Indocalamus longiauritus

(INLO) Has attractive, dark green leaves on upright, solid culms. Leaves are up to 1 ΒΌ" wide by 7" long. Good house or garden plant. Tolerates a wide range of light exposure. Hardy to 0.
Species descriptions/photos:  Indocalamus tessellatus (AKA Sasa tessellata), I. longiauritus, I. latifoliusBamboo species descriptions  Indocalamus  latifolius  longiauritus  tessellatus  Sasa tesselata

Indocalamus tessellatus (Sasa tessellata) click for photo of Indocalamus tessellatus  (Sasa  tessellata)

(INT) Has the largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation, sometimes up to 2' long by 4" wide. It tolerates lower light levels than any other bamboo. Planted in total shade it forms an attractive 3' tall mounded ground cover. In bright light to filtered sun it may grow to 7' tall. This plant also makes a nice tropical-looking house plant. Hardy to -10 degrees.

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