Congo

Hortus Capensis was contracted to supply and plant 160,000 Dendrocalamus asper in Gimbi, Congo.

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We supplied bamboo plugs to a shade house nursery that we setup onsite.

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The plants were grown on and hardened to the local climatic conditions

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At the onset of the rainy season the plants were planted out into the plantation

beginning late 2012 and commencing 2013.

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The video below was taken in Oct 2015, almost 3 years after planting

Below harvesting the first culms at 4 years 

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Pic taken - Feb 2016