Propagated most easily by culm and branch cuttings and less commonly by rhizome, layering, and tissue culture. Rhizome cuttings give good results when taken from 1-2-year-old culms. Plant during the late rainy season. Use spacing of 6-12 m x 6-12 m. Competes with coffee.
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
The very young shoots are edible but are rarely sold as a vegetable. The wood is used to make stipes for fishing cane, masts for boats, poles, rudders, outriggers, fencing, and props. Young shoots of the yellow culm form are boiled in water and used as a medicine to cure hepatitis.
- Erosion Control
Conserves water and maintains water quality and regulation.
Sleeping site for Javan Slow Loris (Nycticebus javanicus).