Tall, sturdy and elegant, Weavers Bamboo is known to be one of the most attractive in the Giant Bambusa family. Because the branches and leaves grow neatly and consistently, this plant has also been known as “Graceful Bamboo”. Dense and clumping, it can grow to about 25 to 30 feet tall with the thin canes coming in at about 1” thick. The plant grows rather quickly and easily in Florida’s warm and sunny climate. It can easily be recognized by its many thin canes that clump together tightly. The leaves are square-shaped with a flat base and grow downward. As its common name suggests, this bamboo’s thin, but strong canes and branches are often used for weaving. Other interesting uses include flute-making and fencing, along with being used for timber. Compared to many other bamboos, which tend to be more spaced out and larger, the Weavers Bamboo is perfect for the average garden. It can fit comfortably into smaller spaces and is great to use as a screen for more privacy. These graceful plants are native to India, China and the East Indies, but can be found at Zoo Miami right in front of our Asian River Life exhibit.