Flower? Root? Leaf?

ck5585(6)July 1, 2013

Hi, I have been lurking for several months. Now finally came a point where I have a question regarding my "lucky bamboo". I am not getting any responses over under the bamboo section. I bought this on a clearance rack several years ago when it was half dead and about 4 inches tall. Since then I repotted it in some fast draining soil. It has since reached about 3-3 1/2 feet tall. The other day as I was admiring the growth, I noticed a little nodule growing from the side of one of the stalks. It is growing very slowly compared to the leaf growth. I am just curious as to what it may be. The first picture is the whole plant.

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ck5585(6)

Here is the nodule

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 6:19AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Well...

The bamboo forum is probably a little slow right now and also..."lucky bamboo" isn't actually a bamboo at all. Try researching it under the name "Dracaena braunii".

Hope that helps! :)

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 8:16AM
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stewartsjon

I'd expect it's the beginning of a side shoot, in the same way as they shoot when pruned. You'll soon see!

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 8:33AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Yes, a side branch. Definitely looks lucky.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 8:55AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Took a few pics for you. Different Drac, same idea. The plant on the left used to be attached, used to be the top of the next pic...

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 12:38PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

That left a stump, which is growing 3 new tops.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 12:39PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

View from the top. Your plant has decided to make a side branch without having its' top removed. Cool.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 12:40PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

The name is Dracaena sanderiana asleep in the garden:-)

The shoot is a new stem forming

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 5:13PM
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ck5585(6)

Thank you so much for all of this information!! I guess this Dracaena is quite happy! I am so glad to see it is still growing and wants to grow extra stems without being cut at all!

Thank you again! These forums are wonderful with such wonderful people!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 8:18PM
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