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Old 22-01-2010, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by nukem88 View Post
Im looking for some advice on how to save some Lucky Bamboo. Ive had an 18 length sitting in a jug of water for over two years now and have given it little care or attention. Just before xmas the base of the leaves turned brown as has part of the stem. In an attempt to save the bamboo I added a little flower food to the water. Not sure what type it was, just the stuff you get free when you buy a bunch of flowers. Any suggestions how to save the bamboo and ideally transfer it to the garden in the spring? Thanks for any advice.
Google "lucky bamboo care" and you'll find all you need to know.

Dracaena sanderiana, as it is, isn't really bamboo. It is more closely related to hyacinths and agaves than grasses. It is native originally to Cameroon and it will only grow out of doors in tropical climates.

You can cut any rotten bit of the stem off, it will regrow from quite a short piece as long as it has a couple of nodes and isn't rotten.