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

Mexican Weeping Bamboo

Botanical Name: Otatea acuminata aztecorum

Mexican Weeping Bamboo is, as you can imagine by its common name, native to provinces in Mexico. It is a very rare and beautiful bamboo with black culms if grown in full sun. It has style and graceful fine pencil-thin canes and soft, delicate textured weeping foliage.  Easy to grow and very hardy as this plant loves full sun and hot temperatures. A true collector’s piece.


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
20cm, 25cm
Frost tolerant bamboo from Bamboo Creations Victoria
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  • Mexican Weeping Bamboo is a relatively rapid growing bamboo and can reach full height in about three years depending on conditions and the size of the purchased pot.
  • It requires excellent drainage but tolerates salt air, alkalinity, and clay soils.
  • Will tolerate coastal areas
  • Likes full sun to part shade.
  • Water well and keep moist when planting until well established
  • Keep well mulched
  • Loves a drink including a good rainfall
  • Fairly drought and cold tolerant once established.
  • It is suited for pots and planters.
  • It can be pruned to any height.
  • Fertilise regularly to promote vigorous growth and more vibrant leaves.
  • Best suited in a large garden bed.


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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