Plant Care Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo

Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo

Also known as

Chigo Zasa

Taxonomy

Pleioblastus variegatus
Pleioblastus
Poaceae
Poales

How to care for Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo

Water

How often to water your Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo

Water needs for Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 33.6% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 33.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.3 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo

Nutrient needs for plant Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 23rd, 2021

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo

Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo

Dwarf White-Striped Bamboo


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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