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Care of the plant Sasa pumila or Pleioblastus pumilus.

Care of the plant Sasa pumila or Pleioblastus pumilus

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

Common names: Evergreen spreading dwarf bamboo, Dark green lanceolate foliage. This species is native to Japan.

They are dwarf bamboos with fine stems that reach 50-80 cm (20-32") in height. Evergreen leaves are lanceolate, dark green, and up to 15 cm (5.9") in length. They have a very interesting covering bearing.

They are fast-growing plants that are used in pots and planters, on borders, to cover slopes, in undergrowths and next to ponds. They are ideal for cities due to their resistance to pollution.

Sasa pumila prefers semi-shade exposure in hot summer regions and full sun in temperate climates; they also grow in shade. They resist cold and frost well.

The soil can be a mixture of garden soil with coarse sand and a little organic matter; they do not resist limestone soils. The transplant is done in early spring.

Water frequently so that the soil does not dry out completely (never water). They resist a few days of drought.

Fertilize in late winter with compost or manure.

Prune in late winter to strengthen the plants: prune intensively at ground level every 2-3 years in winter.

They are easy to grow plants that are resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated by division in late winter or early spring. They plant at a rate of 5-6 specimens per square meter.

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Sasa pumila
Sasa pumila
Sasa pumila