Golden Bamboo is a fast-growing plant that can grow up to 30 feet tall in the garden and 4 feet indoors. It is native to China and also known as fishpole bamboo, monk’s belly bamboo, fairyland bamboo and officially: Phyllostachys aurea.
The soft inner portion of the shoots is edible and high in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. The leaves, shoots and sap are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of ailments.
Golden Bamboo is a shrub that doesn’t bloom. It has a long, slender, and straight shape and narrow, lance-shaped leaves that grow in clusters on short stems from the golden colored canes. Its unique color depends on the amount of full or partial sun it gets.
The golden bamboo is a fast-growing plant that is very easy to maintain. It grows well in a sunny spot, but requires moist soil. If not contained in a pot, it will spread through your entire garden. Remove the shoots that pop up when you don’t want more of the shrub and water every week.