23 September 2009

"German Bamboo"

"German Bamboo"

 Pogonatherum crinitum"German Bamboo"
"Bonsai Bamboo"
"Bamboo Grass"
Jin Si Cao
Jin Si Mao

Cat teasel, Salsola grass, fox tail,
pens to be grass, oxtail grass, Rattus grass.

A delicate grass with tiny, clumping erect Bamboo-like stalks, clothed with sea-green slim leaf blades. Fabulous when displayed as a bonsai.
Looks like bamboo, is called bamboo, but isn't.

"German Bamboo"
Dwarf form
 Give this Asian native a moist, but well drained soil. Needs a few hours a day of solar light. Fertilize periodically; in the spring use a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, to encourage the development of new vegetation and of flowerings. Selectively remove “culms” to keep this grass attractive and to encourage new shoots. Protect from Freezing.
Pogonatherum crinitum has long been used as a folk remedy for the treatment of many inflammatory diseases in Taiwan.

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