Mexican weeping bamboo is a clumping bamboo. Stems delicate and lacey in appearance, gracefully arch to form a weeping silhouette, hence the common name. Native to Mexico and Nicaragua, Mexican weeping bamboo grows 15 to 20 feet tall. The flowers are nothing special; it’s the foliage that commands attention.
Propagate by dividing rhizomes off the central clump. It grows well as a container plant. New shoots are edible. Cut canes are used in place of rods, sticks, and dowels. They work wonderfully in place of a curtain rod.
- Container plant
- Erosion control
- Privacy / screening
- No dangers