12 ft tall lucky bamboo

supremelemFebruary 5, 2007

Hi all,

I've had a single stalk of the lucky bamboo, Dracaena Sanderiana, for over 5 year now. It is now 11 feet tall and I'd like to know if there is a way to curl it in a spiral as it has far exceeded my ceiling clearance. I have not had much luck on the Internet on suggestions for curling/spiraling the plant after it's already grown. It's very thin and malleable. Perhaps I could train it by tying it along a curved dowel? I love this particular plant and I would like to avoid cutting it. I've done it before and the bottom portion I severed died. I would appreciate any suggestions/advice on this matter.

Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

We sure would like to see a picture of your plant!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2007 at 10:26AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
thiskidhasplants

POST A PICTURE!!!!
I WANT TO SEE IT!!!!

There's many ways to curl it.
Make a concentrated light source and twist the plant 45 degrees every inch it grows towards the light. You can make a tighter curl or a wider one, depending on how long you let it grow before rotating it. Good luck, and PLEASE, POST A PICTURE!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   June 27, 2007 at 10:05PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Smelly roots?
when i change the watter today i can smell something...
jtizzle10
7 Ft Lucky Bamboo/ Dracaena starting to turn Yellow- Help!
I have a 7 ft tall lucky bamboo aka Dracaena sanderiana...
cruzinpattis
Is my lucky bamboo dying?
Hello I'm Kori, About 6 months ago my sister bought...
Karamelkiss10
Warts / fungus / yellow leaf
Hi, I've had this Dracaena sanderiana for about 8 years....
YannigVdW
large lucky bamboo seems sick!?
I haven't had this long, I bought it from a store in...
calliesue
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™