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Joshua Wiegert wrote:
>Recently, a lot of stores seem to be offering "Lucky Bamboo" as an aquarium
>plant. This includes my own store. Now, I assume it falls into the same
>category as other great "aquarium plants," like Gold Dust, Green Sandy, and
>Mondo Grass -- i.e., it'll do great if its roots are just in the water.
>So... being the curious person I am, I took a 6' length of bamboo and stuck
>it into the gravel of my 110. (Yes, that is a six foot length) Its now
>sticking mostly out of the tank, with the snapped end in the gravel. Anyone
>have any tips on how well this is going to do? It looks really...well,
>really neat, and I'd love to construct a wall of them. Is it more water
>than the plant can handle? Does it need only its, say, bottom inch or two
>in the water, and not its bottom two feet? My other question is more of
>just a fun question... a lot of the bamboo offered in the stores is
>curled -- it twists into really interesting shapes. How in the world do you
>get a plant that grows in straight spikes to turn into a curved plant? So
>far, the leading theory is that it is basically steamed until soft, then
>reshaped and allowed to harden. . . .
Hey, Joshua. How's it going over at the NFC? I haven't been following the
lists too much lately. But to the point...
I don't know anything about the plant, but the topic of Lucky Bamboo came
up around the middle of April. Look in the archives for "Bamboo". I think
it was stated that it's not a true bamboo, but that it could survive in
only water. I might be mistaken. Sounds like a cool plant, though. Do
you have any pics?