THIS is a rare bamboo that was exhibited in a garden show in Tokyo, Japan that we attended some time back.
It is called Tortoise Shell Bamboo because the internodes look like tortoise shell.
Many plant collectors who have earlier seen this photo that we took have been longing to own one.
Owning an unusual plant is the dream of plant aficionados. And they would be willing to pay a high price for it. And that is why some enterprising people in the plant business are always on the look out for something new. (Photo by Zac B. Sarian)