The long narrow leaves are produced in such abundance that they almost completely obscure the culm. A very distinct cascading fountain appearance. Prefers a drier environment than most tropical bamboos. Fairly drought tolerant but irrigation is still recommended for a healthy appearance - a drip system rather than an overhead system. Usually grows to about 15' but can grow to 20' tall with 3/4" dameter culms in Florida. Cold-hardy to 15 degrees F. Min USDA zone: 9a. Click to find your zone.