The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Bamboo, Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo

Latin Name:

Phyllostachys sp.

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Phyllostachys aurea is a species of bamboo, and is of the ‘running bamboo’ type, belonging to the diverse Bambuseae tribe. It is native to Fujian and Zhejiang in China. It is commonly known by the names fishpole bamboo, golden bamboo, monk’s belly bamboo, and fairyland bamboo. Different species can have differing levels of protein and fiber, so this plant should be fed in moderation.