Beautiful plants can really add some value to your home. Nicely designed garden with blooming bushes can become wonderful oasis for spending your time with family and friends. Using luxurious tropical plants like Sasa Palmata Nebulosa may transform your garden into a tropical paradise.
This plant is actually a member of a bamboo family. It is also known as Sasaella ramosa, or Arundinaria vagans. Very vigorous, wide spreading plant with mostly bright green, but sometimes variegated foliage color looks really appealing. It will grow on the sun, but also in the deep shade.
Beautiful, shiny, ellipse shaped leaves look very decorative, even if you keep your plant in some large pot on your terrace. Nevertheless, it really is a kind of a plant to put it in your garden, in a first place. It will provide large green areas and provide authentic tropical character to it.
Sasa belongs to a bamboo family. Most of those plants have lush foliage, numerous stems and they are evergreen, which means your garden will be nice in all seasons. Sasa Tessellata, or a long leaf bamboo has the largest leaves in this family. Color is dark green and general appearance glossy and luxurious.
Sasa Veitichii, with its purple green culms and very interesting, two colors leaves will be a nice addition to your garden jungle. All your plants will benefit from fertilizing. It should be performed early in the spring. It’s hard to say which type of fertilizer would be the best, because it depends of the soil quality. Ask professional advice about it.
When growing bamboos, watering is very important. It’s better to do it less frequently, but to give them a really generous amount when you do. In normal conditions, water them deeply once a week, in average. It’s important to have very good drainage, and you can achieve that with amending your soil with compost.
Generous layer of mulch will help preserving the moist in the soil. Try watering your plants early in the morning or in the evening. Don’t give them water too frequently, because it may lead to different root diseases.
Before planting your bamboo, prepare the soil. Improve the quality adding compost. Organic matter will make suitable environment for your new plants, and thick layer of mulch will keep the moist in. Besides, mulch may be a great protection against snails and slugs, and they really like to attack all the plants.
Pruning will provide the desired shape of your plant. Besides, you need to cut off those old, unappealing parts. For bamboo, pruning can start in second or third year after planting. Some bamboo may be split and relocated, but you won’t need this procedure with this willingly spreading type.
The only problem with Sasa Palmata Nebulosa is that it can spread indefinitely. To prevent this from happening, you need to install the root barrier. You have to dig a deep trench around the area you would like your plant to stay within. Install the barrier, and you won’t have to worry about transforming your garden into a real jungle.