Bamboo Creations Nursery, Riddells Creek
Bamboo Creations Nursery, Riddells Creek

Balcooa Bamboo

Botanical Name: Bambusa balcooa

Description: Balcooa is native to India but successfully grows in Victoria. Depending on your location, it can be a little slower to take off, but it will grow well with well-drained soil. This is a tall clumping type of bamboo with a very dense clump that needs space to grow. It has solid green culms that can grow to about 15cm in diameter. Balcooa is a clumping type of bamboo. It will not grow out of control like some running types of bamboo. The shoots are edible but can be pretty bitter. You will find this bamboo is used in various Vietnamese food dishes. The culms can be used for construction or in craft projects.

Limited stock is occasionally available on Pre Order only.

Bamboo of all types from Bamboo Creations Victoria
Bamboo of all types from Bamboo Creations Victoria
Bamboo of all types from Bamboo Creations Victoria
Bamboo of all types from Bamboo Creations Victoria
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Care instructions:

    • This species shoots in late summer through Autumn.Well-drained soil will be sufficient
    • Water well and keep moist when planting until well established
    • Loves a drink including a good rainfall
    • It can be pruned to any height
    • Fertilise regularly to promote vigorous growth and more vibrant leaves
    • Keep well mulched
    • Not suited to Small Pots or Small Planter Boxes


Welcome to Bamboo Creations’ new website and Online Shop. Here you’ll find we have several bamboos we can have posted to you by Australia Post.

Do you know Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world? Wouldn’t you rather look at a beautiful green living plant than an everyday fence?

We also have many bamboo products you can purchase from our Online Shop.

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