Pleioblastus viridistriatus

Pleioblastus viridistriatus

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Pleioblastus viridistriatus

What you get

You will receive a 3ltr pot, with the bamboo standing 1-2ft tall.


Pleioblastus viridistriatus is the best golden variegated bamboo, with unique foliage of bold golden yellow and green stripping. This bamboo has a clumping habit, with a height that reaches 1.2m and spread of 1-2m over ten years. It is a charismatic bamboo that is a great addition to any garden, whether in a pot or the ground.

Planting and care

Best planted in full sun or light shade with the addition of organic matter. After its planted make sure it's kept moist for atleast the first 6 months. When in the ground, once established it will mostly look after itself. Cut to the ground in early spring to get the best fresh coloured leaves.

The best food a bamboo can have is its own leaves and culm sheafs, so leave them to mulch the plant. If you're worried about the bamboo running you can use a bamboo barrier or grow it in a pot using a good soil based compost, keeping it well fed and watered.

Planting position

Pleioblastus viridistriatus will grow in full sun or semi shade. Try not to plant it in very hot, dry locations as it may scorch. Also be wary of planting it into deep shade as this may diminish the bright golden colour.


Any reasonable soil is ok, add organic matter to help the bamboo establish.

Container growing

Pleioblastus viridistriatus is suited to growing in a pot, use a good loam based compost, don't let it dry out and feed regularly.

Height and Spead

This Bamboo can reach 3-5ft/1-1.5m in height it is clump forming and should spread about 1-2m in ten years.