Indocalamus tessellatus/Giant Leaf Bamboo


Close view of foliage

Foliage is large for bamboo

Several plants

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Scientific Name: Indocalamus tessellatus
Common Name: Giant Leaf Bamboo
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Has the largest leaves of any bamboo in cultivation. It grows very well in shaded areas, such as beneath large trees. It is used as a ground cover and in containers. Has an average height of 7 feet, but can grow 2-3 feet taller and can be kept lower.