Can you please help me to identify what this stuff is on my ghost bamboo?

I've recently noticed black prickly stuff on my bamboo plants. Is this a pest or disease? Thank you.

yates

29 April 2021 03:11 PM

The 'black prickly stuff' is actually fine hairs that grow on the bamboo culms or sheaths. They are part of the plant, and there is no need to treat or remove them. Take care if you brush up against them though, they can be a skin irritant. 

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