Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Thamnocalamus tessalatus.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Thamnocalamus tessalatus.
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.Rhizome cuttings.
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This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c. Plants can reach 6 metres in a moist soil in the warmer parts of the country, but are smaller in dry soils. The canes are about 15mm in diameter[K]. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus. 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 running, producing new shoots from late May. It can be invasive in the warmer parts of Britain but is usually fairly well behaved.
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