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David Kirschtel dk01 at u.washington.edu
Thu May 2 19:08:56 EST 2002

If it's one of those "Lucky Bamboos" that I've seen around, its actually
_Dracaena_ .
a quick way to tell is to look at the stem between the nodes (the
bulging "rings" were the leaves grow from) - if its not hollow then its
not bamboo.

Just for comparison take a look at the plants at http://www.luckybamboo.com

> > I have a bamboo plant....bought it at Safeway it is living in a foam that I
> > keep filled with water...
> > I want to propagate it and make it bigger...a large pot filled with stems...
> > something majestic
> >
> > right now it is just a couple stems with some shoots on it....growing very
> > slow.
> > any suggestions?
> > should I transplant it as is? should I bury it on it's side with a shoot
> > pointing up?
> > any help would be appreciated.
   David Kirschtel,Ph.D. * dk01 at u.washington.edu * 206.543.1844 
         Biology Program, 318 Hitchcock Hall,  Box 355320 
           Univ. of Washington, Seattle,  WA 98195-5320

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