Propagated by rhizome cuttings. Can be grown on any kind of soil but does best in a well-drained sandy clay or sandy loam
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
Used to make utensils for cooking rice. Women in North Sulawesi make clothes from the fibers after chewing and washing the soft inner part of the culms to extract the fibers. Used for roofs (split lengthwise for the Toraja rice barn and traditional house in Sulawesi). Young shoots are eaten but are rather bitter.
- Erosion Control
Maintains water regulation and quantity.