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bamboo id and care help! quick!

Posted by maj115 wa (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 24, 11 at 15:47

heres the picture

also including the link to the photo in case it doesnt show

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RE: bamboo id and care help! quick!

it's impossible to id that bamboo by that pic, and it is very young.
You have that in the wrong kind of pot.
Why is it in a pot?
You can try planting it in the ground outside to see what happens. I'm guessing, but it looks to me like a running type bamboo.
The pot has to be wider at the top than at the bottom.
Like a half whisky barrel shape.
If you can find one anywhere, they are great to grow bamboo in if you must use a pot.
The leaves are yellow, there is a water problem.
I'm guessing it outgrew that pot long ago and you have to water it alot.
Buy some mulch and plant it outside now, and mulch it real good. See if it lives. Next spring you can put it in a big pot if you want.

RE: bamboo id and care help! quick!

That's not bamboo.

Not sure what kind of plant it is and it may be commonly called 'bamboo', but's not a true bamboo.

Possibly a Dracaena.


RE: bamboo id and care help! quick!

I agree with kentuck...not bamboo. You may want to try the House Plant forum.

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