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Lucky Bamboo Plant????

Hi everyone,

I just bought a Lucky Bamboo Plant and all the card said was to keep it in inderect light so if anyone has any info they can give please let me know I realy didn't plan on buying it but I went to the store and saw the pot it was in then looked up and was like WHOA, THAT'S AWESOME so I bought it and it was pretty cheap to only $15.00 well here's pic of it.....

[img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/007-2.jpg[/img]

any info will be helpful TY.....
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All I can tell you is my experience. I bought a teeny baby one 3 inches high in a little cup and put it in my bathroom, nothing but the light from the frosted glass bathroom window and it wasn't directly in front of the window, a couple feet away and around a corner. Never did anything to it but add water from the bathroom tap. It grew like crazy. So then it was more than 2' high, top heavy because it was still in the little cup, falling over. So I took it outside in the late spring, put it in an area with only a few hours of morning sun and it it immediately curled up and died!

NO DIRECT LIGHT! Otherwise they don't seem to need much.

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wow thx that is very helpful because I have mine infront of my bedroom window as you saw in the last pic do you think it will be ok there I can put the blinds down, or I have a shelf over on the other wall I can move it to where it will get less intense light so maybe that will be better.....

anyways thx again.....and sorry for the loss of yours
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I hope it came with the pot if it cost $15. I can get 6'' single pieces for $1, and groups like that for $8(with no pot).

I didn't do much with mine up until recently, and now I bending my own designs. They're easy to keep alive, as long as they stay indoors.
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Thx, and yeah the pot was included { MAIN REASON I BOUGHT IT } lol
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They just got some at the walmart here, and they don't look near as good, and the pots are ugly, and yet they still charge $8! I can buy a bunch of 4 for $4 and a $4 pot and it'll look 100000x better than walmarts.

Atleast you got a good pot!
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I keep looking at the ones at the Big Y supermarket where we shop for groceries. $10 and the pots are nice, but I think my wife will remove some of my body parts if I buy one. :lol:

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Marsman,

Yah, the reasoning "I'm promoting good air quality" only goes so far. hehe
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They bring luck and good fortune.
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Hey guys I couldn't tell when it needed water and how much water to put in it, I kept over flowing the pot :lol: so finnaly I got tired of it and I put it in a clear glass pot so I can accualy tell when and how much to water it.


Besides I realy want to use that pot for one of my other Bonsai tree's, hehe. It's still looking good and growing strong.

HERE'S A NEW PIC:

[img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/003-2.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/003-2-1.jpg[/img]
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You'll need a bigger pot soon, otherwise it'll start to suffer. They want a good amount of room to grow, mine's doing bad because it's in too small of a pot. The leaves are a little light in color and hasn't grown much lately
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thx for telling me, I found a spare pot in my shed and some other stuff I can use for pots that are bigger than what it's in now. I just need to know witch would be best to use, can you tell me please.... THANK YOU
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HAHA I FORGOT TO ADD THE PIC :lol:

ok here it is:

[img]https://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii365/dragondude_2009/IMG_0862.jpg[/img]

(choose the grreen one) lol
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One of the two on the left of crouse, the one one the right isn't very pretty. They both would probably need a good amount gravel or other rocks for support, and to raise it up, but both would be a good choice. You just want to make sure it has room to grow. The roots can eventually touch the bottom, but once they start fillin ghte bottom you know you need a bigger pot. You also need alot of room since you need to support three root structures from the three plants.
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Lucky Bamboo Care

Lucky bamboo is happy to grow without soil in a few inches of water. It prefers moderate or indirect light; avoid direct sun which will scorch the leaves. Temperatures should be between 65–95° F. Fresh, clean water is essential to maintain the plants and the roots should always be wet or moist. Replenish the vase with fresh water every 7–10 days. Feeding every 3–4 weeks with liquid Green Green fertilizer is sufficient. There is more detailed information at [url]https://luckybambooshop.com/plant-care/instructions/lucky-bamboo-care.html[/url].

Also, tap water is sufficient if chlorine levels are low. It is best if you leave a pitcher of tap water sitting out overnight to let the chlorine evaporate before watering your plant the next day. Unfortunately, fluoride does not evaporate and it is toxic to Dracaena plants. If fluoride levels are high in your tap water, it is recommended that you use a non-fluoridated water source such as bottled water. Hope that helps!
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I'd never ue tap water, flouride will kill them every time. Bottle water is the only way to go.
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Lucky bamboo

I had a lucky bamboo for about 5 years now. Or rather, three, as the are each individual plants.
I put them in a glass vase with small stones and water. They are standing on a shelf near a window although they get hardly any direct sunlight, and even then only for half the day. They grew a few shoots over the years but that was about all. Recently one of them dried out and died so I removed it but the others are still green.
It seems the most important thing is to avoid direct sunlight and keep the water level slightly above the level of the growing medium.

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On pg 1 of this thread is my lucky bamboo experience. It flourished in my bathroom with no direct light, given nothing but water direct from the tap.

Died immediately when I put it out on my deck where it got direct morning sun for a few hours each day.
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I picked up a lucky bamboo from the grocery store about a year ago. Think I paid all of $3.00 for it.

[img]https://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad43/derkap10_photo/Bonsai/PlantsandTrees029.jpg[/img]

The pot it came in is on the right. About 2 months ago I put it in a much larger pot. Currently sits on the windowsill in my kitchen. No direct sunlight. Growing like crazy. Used cactus and succulent soil for it. Pot has no drainage but about 3 inches of gravel in the bottom. Just been judging the need for water by the weight. Don't know if it'll be 'lucky bamboo' anymore. Just looking to turn it into a large houseplant.
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