Bamboos – Container Size

Within the NPS Bamboos Container Size is defined by ‘C’ followed by a number indicating the volume in litres, e.g. C5.  Sometimes referred to as ‘pot-grown’, ‘pot‘ refers to a small container, less than 2 litres in volume typically used in propagation.  Pot grown plants are defined by ’P‘ followed by a number indicating the upper, outside width in cm, typically ranging from 5-13 cm. P9 is a typical size, containing approx. 0.5 litres of growing medium.

Container Grown Bamboos
Type Volume in litres
P9 0.5
C1 1
C1.5 1.5
C2 2
C3 3
C4 4
C5 5
C7.5 7.5
C10 10
C15 15