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by Saklo
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa nana
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Bambusa nana

Now that's hairy — by your earlier mention I suspected you referred to a waxiness, but no, that's a fleece as white as snow, daddy-o. I think you're on the right track: Your photos so far do compare quite favorably with those offered by Khun Dieter of the BS Quail. A true mystery species and a gorge...
by Saklo
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa nana
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Bambusa nana

Okay, here's something that might be helpful: For that something physical to examine, I went out to the nursery nearby, which is well stocked and offers 3 flavors of "nana." • One is a young clump just a few years old that the nursery IDs as x Thyrsocalamus liang striata "Candy,"...
by Saklo
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa nana
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Bambusa nana

Yeah, it's a lot to digest and I'm still working on it too. But pause on the Gigantochloa association — by these notes, that's the suspected genus only if it's got a Quail provenance. If on the other hand it's the authentic liang , Dieter is proposing a new, crossover genus: Thyrsostachys + Dendroca...
by Saklo
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa nana
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Bambusa nana

Cheers ... There is some irony here: Khun Dieter, a member here who is doing this work, suspects that the initial type to be given the "nana" moniker — the Quail Gardens specimen — is just a ringer for these common Thai "liang" bamboos and possibly an altogether separate species....
by Saklo
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Bambusa nana
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Bambusa nana

You've got a great fast-grower there! Now that it has some more mature growth, I'm curious to know if you've delved into what strain of Nana it might be. The page on the ongoing study in Chiang Mai of local permutations of this hybrid has been updated as late as this past summer. Taxonomy and photos...
by Saklo
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: bamboo in movies
Replies: 24
Views: 9578

Re: bamboo in movies

Apologies for reviving such an old thread buuuut... Bamboo makes a striking cinematic appearance quite removed from these martial-arts epics, in the classic 1953 French thriller The Wages of Fear ( La salaire de la peur ). The film tells the story of European vagabonds stuck in a tropical backwater ...
by Saklo
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Bamboo Discussions
Topic: Removal of Bambusa vulgaris
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Removal of Bambusa vulgaris

Greetings -- I gather that there isn't much commercial cultivation or processing of bamboo in your part of S. America, and if so, I'm not sure my suggestion will suit your situation. Nevertheless, consider seeking out someone who will take it off your hands/lands for free if it has any value locally...
by Saklo
Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Dendrocalamus minor supergrowth
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Dendrocalamus minor supergrowth

I've given it just a cupful of 6-1-8 palm granules three times a year so far, and thought that might actually be underdoing it a little. But also, I didn't plant it on open ground, but in a tight space -- a clump of Madagascar butterfly palms to one side, and Dracaena on the other, both 25 feet tall...
by Saklo
Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Dendrocalamus minor supergrowth
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Dendrocalamus minor supergrowth

Unlike the rest of the CONUS we've had seasonable weather here this summer: At least 3"-4" of rain fell on the clump weekly through June and July (making up for a rather dry spring) and highs have been pushing 90F. As it happens, when I was rolling on the ground to take my arty photo yeste...
by Saklo
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Dendrocalamus minor supergrowth
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Dendrocalamus minor supergrowth

Two summers ago I put a standard D. minor starter in the ground. Beginning soon after, and over the next year, it put up seven thin, bushy immature culms, at first leaners and then uprights. But this past June it kicked into gear and sprouted a half dozen mature-form culms, between 1.75" and 2&...
by Saklo
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: Nasty rust, or just innocuous scale?
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Nasty rust, or just innocuous scale?

To supplement my previous ramble, here's an unscaled closeup view of the underside image, with identifiers. The mites and their nests, as I said, have been eradicated, but the elongated squatters persist, along with the spotty and streaky red bits on affected leaves. The leaf here is about an inch w...
by Saklo
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Bugs, beasts and diseases
Topic: Nasty rust, or just innocuous scale?
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Nasty rust, or just innocuous scale?

Greetings -- I'll try to keep this long tale brief. Two years back, as a novice, I brought home a Bambusa propagule unaware of its serious pest infestations. The first bugs I noticed were the bamboo mites, due to their nests. Also on the leaf undersides: pale, immobile scaly things not much bigger t...
by Saklo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Seeds available
Replies: 52
Views: 6531

Re: Seeds available

I'd be up for it, as I like to try my brown thumb on exotic seeds (this summer is my third try at sprouting teak nuts), but I'm definitely in the wrong neighborhood for these varieties. Cheers!
by Saklo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Advice on dividing this B. chungii, please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Advice on dividing this B. chungii, please?

Well, that deal went south like a frat boy on spring break ... The homeowner, a nervous grandmother, assumed I would be going in with the removal crew and didn't want me traipsing back and forth through her side yard. The crew, meanwhile, is getting over the back fence via bucket crane, and I have n...
by Saklo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Growing Bamboo
Topic: Advice on dividing this B. chungii, please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Advice on dividing this B. chungii, please?

Blades? Roger that -- I was doing some lookup this morning, and I gather that nail/wood is best if they don't want to trash their own, but 6" or 9"? I aim to keep the culms attached, but I was wondering about the general size of rhizomes so I can avoid delays in prepping the right containe...