The Fargesia jiuzhaigou, also known as red bamboo, originates from the Jiuzhaigou region in the Chinese province of Sichuan. These high altitudes and cold winters characterise the natural habitat of the plant and have contributed to the adaptability of this bamboo.
The Fargesia jiuzhaigou is a bamboo species known for its narrow and closely growing stems, which can reach a height of up to 3 meters. The stems start green and over time, transform to red, hence the nickname 'red bamboo'. The leaves of the plant are narrow and drooping, contributing to the graceful appearance of the Fargesia jiuzhaigou.
The Fargesia jiuzhaigou requires a spot in the semi-shade or full sun and should be planted in well-draining soil. Although the plant is tolerant to drought, regular watering during dry periods will contribute to healthy growth. Pruning is not necessary but can help maintain the desired shape and size. Finally, the plant is hardy and can withstand outdoor conditions during winter with no problems.