Dendrocalamus Amoenus questions
Hi, I purchased and planted a 3 gallon Dendrocalamus Amoenus about a month ago. A couple questions I'm not sure I have answers for:
1) About a week after planting, a couple new shoots came up. Now, just 3 weeks or so later, those shoots are the tallest ones in the clump. They've grown from nothing to several feet where as the existing culms growth is measured more in inches. Does this seem strange to anyone?
2) The two new shoots appear to have some sort of black fuzz or fur growing on them. It isn't a mold or fungus because it doesn't rub off, it appears to be something the bamboo grew on its own. Not really that different from the fuzz on some lawn weeds, expect this fuzz is black. Is this a normal occurrence?