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Olympia, WA

March 23, 2008
3:24 PM

Post #4698772

Thank you so much!!!! I have had several - gave up on the first, didn't understand - but this second one now stands a much better chance!!!!!!!!
Plano, TX

March 23, 2008
4:01 PM

Post #4698936

i have one but wonder if you can ever plant them in soil?
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

March 23, 2008
5:06 PM

Post #4699139

I have read that this plant does not like fluoridated water and I've have better luck keeping mine alive after switching from tap water. I use rain water or condensate from the air conditioner.
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2012
2:12 PM

Post #9047571

I have one sitting on my kitchen counter that has been there at least ten years. I never have changed the water and use tap water in the container. I have cut off jillions of cuttings and given them to people after they root but still keep the same old plant because it has been faithful to me. LOL
Since I didn't know how to care for the plant apparently it has been lucky...Hence...LUCKY BAMBOO!
Burson, CA

March 19, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9048845

I have had one of these plants for about 3 years now. It came to me as a gift at about 8" tall and was planted in soil in a small slender pot with no drain hole. I water it sparingly because of the lack of drainage. I transplanted it after about 2 years as it was getting quite tall. It is presently about 4 feet tall. I am wondering how big it may get. It has many shoots and appears to be very healthy. I will need to transplant it soon. I keep it near a window in my living room - bright but, no direct sun. Do you think it might survive outdoors in zone 9? I am quite intrigued with it and enjoy it tremendously.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
San Diego, CA

March 20, 2012
12:06 AM

Post #9049691

I have one that I rescued from a trash can. It is braided and I put it in a pot of dirt outside and it did quite well. However, I have no Idea of how to braid the long whips that come out of it and I was tired of them spoiling the braided look, so I just pinched them off about a month ago. So we'll see what happens now. The braid of the plant was what really interested me.
Olympia, WA

March 21, 2012
10:35 PM

Post #9052290

I am just guessing, but I think the braiding happens in the early growth time when the plant is placed on its side and the plant keeps trying to grow "up" - just a guess - or a sloppy memory!!!!

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