Dendrocalamus strictus, also know as iron or male bamboo, calcutta bamboo or solid bamboo is a giant bamboo, which reaches a maximum height of 60 feet. Maximum diameter of the culms is around 5 inches.
Germinating them isn't easy. Best is to let the seeds soak in tepid water for about 12 hours then hardly cover seeds with moist soil and store at a warm place at about 25°C.
It's important to always keep constant moisture what could be improved by simply covering the pot with kitchen foil but anyway it has to be ventilated twice a day to avoid mold.
Depending on temperature germination will start after about 4-5 weeks
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