help! need id and care help!!

maj115October 28, 2011

thought this was bamboo but was told on the bamboo forum that it was not and to try the house plants forum so here it is.

need help to id this plant so that i can look up the specific care details... as yo can see its leaves are going yellow, what you cant see is that the leaves have also become thinner (not as in thinned out). help is needed desperately, thanks in advance.

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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Maj,

Sorry, but your your link doesn't appear to be working. (I too use Photobucket, so I know how this works).

Pls. go back to your pic & copy & paste from under the pic the THIRD LINE of code only, into a message you've started here. Initially once you paste it here, it'll look like gibberish but when you check the 'Preview' the image should be visible. You may need to try it a time or two to get it right, not uncommon, pls. try again.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 10:04AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL


Compare to Dracaena sanderiana

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 10:23AM
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You can copy links to your browser's address bar, paste them there, and hit enter. It doesn't have to be clickable to use it.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 11:37AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)


If you're talking to me, it was a copy & paste that I tried that didn't yield anything.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 11:44AM
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The plant you have is not real bamboo (which is actually a grass), but a dracaena plant commonly sold under the name "Lucky Bamboo". I can't help you with it's care because I've killed all of mine and won't buy them anymore. Sorry.


    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 1:07PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

is the copy & paste working for you now?
I just tried it, and it took me to the pic.


    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 1:21PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Maj - you'll find a basic overview of the easiest way to healthy plants over the long term at the link below.


Here is a link that might be useful: Follow me to see what he's talking about!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 1:45PM
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Your plant is Dracaena Sanderiana.

Lucky Bamboo 'stalks' grow best in water. Your (type of) Dracaena should be potted in soil, but will thrive in water, too. The difference is, when in water, it is slower-growing.

BTW, your Begonias are doing fantastic.

Is the Dracaena growing in the same pot w/Begonias? If so, please remove.
Begonias and Dracaena require different care including sun and water. Toni

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 3:21PM
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