Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Thamnocalamus spathiflorus.
Division in spring as new growth commences. Take divisions with at least three canes in the clump, trying to cause as little root disturbance to the main plant as possible. Grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse in pots of a high fertility sandy medium. Mist the foliage regularly until plants are established. Plant them out into their permanent positions when a good root system has developed, which can take a year or more.Basal cane cuttings.
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When grown outdoors, this species is only hardy in the milder areas of Britain. Plants are hardy to about -20°c according to another report. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus. A clump-forming species, it does not hinder the regeneration of tree growth in its native range and is also a very valuable species for providing food and shelter for wildlife. Plants only flower at intervals of many years. When they do come into flower most of the plants energies are directed into producing seed and consequently the plant is severely weakened. They sometimes die after flowering, but if left alone they will usually recover though they will look very poorly for a few years. If fed with artificial NPK fertilizers at this time the plants are more likely to die. The rootstock is caespitose.Closely related to T. aristatus.
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