Vivax vs Vivax aureacaulis?.

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Vivax vs Vivax aureacaulis?.

Post by karl66 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:19 pm

Whats the main difference between these two size & habit wise?. karl.

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Re: Vivax vs Vivax aureacaulis?.

Post by jacko » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:10 pm

ordinary green vivax is said to be more upright but not as tall as aureocaulis,to be honest there isnt much in it apart from colour.also i think the leaves on the ordinary vivax are slightly larger.

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Re: Vivax vs Vivax aureacaulis?.

Post by karl66 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:44 pm

Ok, i've got some nice size vivax aureocaulis coming next wk & some large bissetti. jacko, when you said normal vivax is green its got me thinking whether the aurea i purchased a few months back is acctually vivax as the culms are as thick as pick axe handles!. karl.

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Re: Vivax vs Vivax aureacaulis?.

Post by jacko » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:44 am

looking at your photos on the 'bamboo thickness' thread lower down they definately look like aurea's.very thick aurea's though,ive never seen them that thick must have been fed with some amazing fertilizer.they look fantastic hope mine get that big one day :lol:

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Re: Vivax vs Vivax aureacaulis?.

Post by karl66 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:50 am

jacko, a chap who visited me recently also comented that he'd never seen aurea so thick either!, on a side note i planted a nice castilonis ' inversa' yesterday & the colouring's on it are amazing. karl.

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Re: Vivax vs Vivax aureacaulis?.

Post by jacko » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:56 am

nice one karl,sounds like you have quite an impressive collection of bamboos there.going to look amazing in a couple of years.

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