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Care of the plant Sasa variegata or Arundinaria variegata.

Care of the plant Sasa variegata or Arundinaria variegata

The genus Sasa, family Poaceae, includes 60 species of bamboo native to Asia. Some species are: Sasa variegata, Sasa pumila, Sasa palmata, Sasa tsuboiana, Sasa kurilensis, Sasa ramosa.

Scientific synonyms: Arundinaria variegata, Pleioblastus variegatus. This species is native to Japan.

They are small, fast-growing, covering-bearing bamboos with branching stems from the base that reach 1 meter in height. They have velvety, evergreen leaves, up to 12 cm long and deep green with creamy-yellowish lines.

They are used in pots and planters, to set slopes, next to ponds, on rockeries and in clear undergrowths. They are ideal for cities due to their resistance to air pollution.

Sasa variegata can grow in semi-shade exposure but prefer full sun; if they are grown in shade the leaves will be greener and less creamy. They resist cold and frost well.

They grow in any soil that drains well and contains organic matter. The transplant or planting is done in early spring (5-6 specimens per square meter).

Water regularly so that the soil does not dry out completely, but never water; wait until at least the surface part of the soil has dried.

Fertilize in late winter with compost or manure.

Prune 10-15 cm from the base in early spring.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate by division in late winter.

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Sasa variegata
Sasa variegata
Sasa variegata
 

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