P. variegatus is a low, tufted bamboo forming a slow-spreading colony to 1.2m high, the slender, pale green canes bearing narrow leaves to 20cm long, striped with creamy-white


  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained

  • SoilClay:  Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid:  Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height: 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread: 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height: 5-10 years


Pleioblastus variegatus