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12 ft tall lucky bamboo

Posted by supremelem CA (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 5, 07 at 1:43

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.


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RE: 12 ft tall lucky bamboo

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

RE: 12 ft tall lucky bamboo


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!!!!!!!!!

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