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Bamboo bonsai?

could I make a bonsai out of bamboo? and if so could I use lucky bamboo? an how.

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First off, lucky bamboo is not a bamboo, but a type of dracaena. Because it doesn't become woody, it would not work well for a bonsai. One can bonsai regular bamboo, but it doesn't look like the conventional bonsai. You could try to bonsai a woodier species of dracaena though, like Dracaena deremensis 'warneckii compacta', which has small leafs, or Dracaena marginata, which can become quite woody with age.

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About all you can do with Lucky Bamboo is make it curve. Not sure exactly how it's done, but I've seen countless examples of curved Lucky Bamboo

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