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darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 23, 2008
3:31 PM

Post #4698805

The first time I bought some Lucky Bamboo, I came home to find unexpected money in the mail!

I've had serious results with what little Feng Shui I have utilized. It's an interesting concept.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 23, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #4699337

Nice article, Dutchlady...
Beautiful photos, and so much I didn't know about them.

I got a new pot of them last week, Darius...still waiting for my money to appear!!!
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 23, 2008
7:35 PM

Post #4699619

another great article. I like LB and have it growing in my stepson's old bedroom. He is in the army and is not in harm's way. I'd say that's lucky! I need to change the vase on mine, but here's a pic. Ocassionally one will die and I will go to my grocery store's flower shop and get a replacement. Sometimes they're high, sometimes you can get them for $1. If your city has a large asian community, Houston does, then you can find them really cheap and in all kind of configurations.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=4678829
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 23, 2008
11:34 PM

Post #4700382

Yep, I'd say a bigger container is warranted for that one!!
Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 23, 2008
11:43 PM

Post #4700423

Thanks for a very interesting and informative article in regards to the lucky bamboo!!!! I've had it for years and lost it. After you article I'm gonna find me some more and this time I won't take the red ribbon off!!! I didn't know!!!!
puttytat
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)


March 24, 2008
1:26 PM

Post #4702292

Thanks for the great information! My plant sits on my desk at the office. The shoots have grown about an inch since I bought it, but the leaf times have turned brown with yellow begind them. The plant gets no sun - too far from the window. Is this a case of too much light? If so, how does one protect it in an office environment? If not, what else might cause this? Thanks!
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 24, 2008
2:51 PM

Post #4702685

My guess is you have dry air in your office. Most plants are pretty sensitive to dry air. Try misting them regularly.
puttytat
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)


March 24, 2008
6:57 PM

Post #4703754

Dutchlady, you are right about the dry air. I'll give the misting a go - thank you!
Shelly
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 29, 2008
2:07 AM

Post #4724006

I've seen them in my local Super Market for starts at $.79 each & they also sell the exotic displays such as you've shone.

I had some for awhile - till I saw them dying - not my fault though - a devious person put some vinegar in the water - I didn't know till my hands smelled of vinegar when I was changing the water one night. None survived.

~* Robin
redtweet
Middleburg, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 21, 2008
5:56 PM

Post #4841559

I have a question - a very well-meaning co-worker gave me one of these as a gift. It has 4 stalks! Now, that's supposed to mean death. Should I hack off one of the stalks or what? The 'giver' has since left the company, but I still won't get rid of it...it's still green for goodness sake! What should I do? Can I take the one stalk off and propagate it alone?

Thanks for the misting idea - several of us are having the same yellowing issue with ours and dry air is lkely the cause. I know it's been keeping my hands and eyes dry too.

Thank you for your help!
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 21, 2008
6:50 PM

Post #4841793

I personally would get rid of one of the stalks. No point tempting fate.
puttytat
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)


April 24, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #4854399

Hi everyone - just for the record, I've been misting my plant every since my last post but it hasn't improved at all. The brown tips are now 1/2 brown leaves although it's still making new growth. I called Missouri Botanical Gardens Horticultural Hotline but they had never encountered this problem and found nothing in their archives to suggest cause/cure. For now I've brought the plant home and will see how it does in a sheltered location outdoors.
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 24, 2008
12:45 AM

Post #4854414

Are you refreshing the water regularly? You could have some buildup of nasty stuff in there.
puttytat
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)


April 24, 2008
3:13 PM

Post #4857147

Water is changed every Friday - I fill a glass Thursday morning and let it sit 24 hours. The plant is in a glass bowl so it's easy to see and the water has always been clear.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 21, 2010
11:26 AM

Post #7724460

What kind of water are you using? I read that they don't like fluoridated water. I give mine rain water or condensate from the air conditioner and it seems to like that. I have never changed the water, in fact.
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 21, 2010
11:35 AM

Post #7724495

If you let the water sit for 24 hours any chlorine etc. will have evaporated.
joan30157
Dallas, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2010
4:27 AM

Post #7737722

I love this article, I bought my stalks at a local flea market. They were about 8 inches tall. I have since transplanted them into dirt and they are now over 3 feet tall. I give cuttings away aften and I did not know about the number 4. I will remember that from now on. I actually bought some of the varigated form and they did not survive. I will try again with them

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