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Bambusa venticosa flowering

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One of my B. ventricosa's that i thought was killed by our bad freeze last winter is flowering. Maybe the stress of the freeze?
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First I’ve heard of it, maybe stress like you say?
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i have possibly two different clones and checked all the others they are not flowering must be stress
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I dug out mine when I bought this place and found later that some of the sections of root mass with culm stumps that I had tossed away were shooting - these were 100% bare root in full sun and started shooting. So I picked up 10 of them, tossed them in pots and threw some mulch on them. They are still alive and are starting to shoot but today I noticed that 1 of the 10 pots is flowering. So mine could also be stressed induced, or this guy is just plain starting to flower.
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Make that 2 pots flowering...
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Brad any viable flowers. I haven't been pay much attention to mine but will check them all tomorrow. one of the clones comes from a plant put in the ground in the early sixtys just after hurricane Carla in Seadrift Tx. it should be old enough to start flowering.
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I ment in other words maybe not just stress..
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No signs of viability yet.
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