Otatea acuminata ssp. aztecorum 'Chica'

Common Name:
Dwarf Mexican weeping bamboo
Plant Type:
Poaceae (The Grass Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
shade gardens
Flowering Season:
Seldom produced
Flower Color:
Not applicable
Light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Regular to moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
This is a dwarf clone of weeping bamboo with many slender stems from the base and small, very narrow leaves. Growing to about 3 feet, it should be ideal for small tubs, while the typical form is an elegant plant for larger containers. Sun or (preferably) light shade, protection from dry winds, reasonably well drained soil, moderate to regular watering. Hardy to 20 degrees F. or possibly lower.