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Care of the plant Pogonatherum paniceum or Miniature Bamboo.

Care of the plant Pogonatherum paniceum or Miniature Bamboo

The genus Pogonatherum, family Poaceae, comprises 4 species of herbaceous plants native to Asia. The species are: Pogonatherum paniceum, Pogonatherum crinitum, Pogonatherum rufobarbatum, Pogonatherum biaristatum.

Common names: Baby Panda plant, Pygmy Bamboo, Miniature Bamboo. This species is native to Asia.

They are ornamental grasses very similar to bamboos that reach 50 cm in height. They have yellowish-green evergreen leaves, linear in shape and 6-8 cm in length. They do not usually bloom.

They are used as indoor plants in well-lit rooms away from heating.

Pogonatherum paniceum needs full or well-lit sun exposure and warm temperatures.

The soil can be a mixture, in equal parts, of leaf mulch and topsoil. The transplant is done at the end of winter.

Water regularly so that the substrate never dries out completely; if they suffer from drought or low humidity, the leaves turn yellow and may fall. It's important that the ambient humidity; spray the leaves every 2 days in summer and place a tray with wet stones under the pot.

Fertilize every 4 weeks during spring and summer with mineral fertilizer.

They do not need pruning. If the plant has lost many leaves, it's advisable to prune drastically at ground level to try to make it regrowth.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are easily propagated by division during the first half of spring.

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Pogonatherum paniceum
Pogonatherum paniceum
 

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