Propagated by rhizome or culm cuttings. After a cutting is planted, it may develop up to 24 culms in 3 years. Protecting cuttings in the nursery from heavy rain. Transplant one-year-old plants when 75 cm tall, preferably at the beginning of the rainy season. Spacing of 7-8 m x 7 m, giving 180-200 clumps per ha. Competes with coffee.
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
Shoots are consumed. The culm is often used for building material (framework, fences, and walls). It is also used to make household utensils and furniture. In West Java, it is used as a material for bamboo musical instruments.
Maintains water regulation and quantity.