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

Variegated Golden Pygmy Bamboo

Botanical Name: Pieioblastus virdistriatus


Native to Japan, Variegated Golden Pygmy Bamboo is the same as Golden Pygmy but has magnificent variegated leaves. The soft leaves have yellow and green stripes and are about 20cm long. Underneath the leaves, they are covered with fine hairs. It is a ground cover bamboo that looks its best in spring and early summer. It is good to cut this back in early spring, ready for its best seasons with tremendous new growth. Looks at home in a Japanese inspired garden.

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
14cm, 20cm
Frost tolerant bamboo from Bamboo Creations Victoria
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  • Variegated Golden Pygmy bamboo is a reasonably rapid growing bamboo and can reach full height in about 1 to 2 years, depending on conditions and the size of the purchased pot.
    • Best planted in Morning sun to part shade or filtered light
    • Water well and keep moist when growing until well established
    • Keep well mulched
    • Loves a drink including a good rainfall
    • It needs to be kept moist primarily through the growing season.
    • Cut back in early spring to promote new foliage. Remove weak, dead, damaged or spindly stems.
    • Variegated Golden Pygmy bamboo can be pruned to any height.
    • It is suited for pots and planters.
    • This bamboo is also suited as a ground cover over rocky gardens.
    • Fertilise regularly to promote vigorous growth and more vibrant leaves.


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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