Poetry and a painterly vision reside in the secrecy of the black bamboo.
Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra), it’s exotic, mysterious and inspiring. It is cool and health inducing.
Long heralded in Chinese medicine, the leaf of the black bamboo is used as a fever reducer and to treat head and chest colds. The juice of the stem can serve as a fever reducer, a cough suppressant, expectorant and can help fight bronchial infections. Black bamboo roots are also used to treat anxiety, fever and sleeping issues.
It’s gorgeous and it can surround you in all it’s zen-like ecstasy if you let it. When Bamboo Bob first showed this multi dimensional plant agent to me in his Morristown garden, it was a game-changer. I then knew there is more to this bamboo stuff than kitchen utensils and stationary.
Great in the shade and sun, “black” bamboo is native to China and can survive temperature to -4 F°. Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra), which can be grown throughout most of the United States, starts out with green culm’s and turn ebony black within two years (Bob reminded me there are also a couple of tropical ” black” bamboo’s, see bambusa lako below).
Bambusa Lako, a tropical “black” Bamboo
If you want to be surrounded with this wonderful plant, contact Bob at Visit idigbamboo.com “Bamboo Bob” Foley