Bambusa Balcooa Bamboo nodes are thickened. They have a whitish ring on top and have tiny hairs below. The young bamboo shoots have a blackish-green colour with some yellow.
This bamboo grows best in places where the daytime temperatures are within the range 22 – 28°c but can tolerate 9 – 35°c. Bambusa Balcooa does well in tropical monsoon climates. Generally, they prefer an annual rainfall of around 2,500 – 3,000mm.