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Old 10-02-2010, 03:03 PM   #1 
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Lucky Bamboo

What's everyones opinions on lucky bamboo? I bought one for my tank (the leaves are out of water). I'm using fishing line to train the new shoots too, having it go straight up would be boring :P. I've heard mixed reviews about it, some say don't get it some say go ahead but keep the leaves out of the water.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:15 PM   #2 
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just a statement of fact lucky bamboo care states that the soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings. i would suspect / expect that failure to do this would cause issues that need to be solved for long term health of the plant and or full life of the plant.

but for like 2 -3 buck each they aren't hard to replace just time consuming to retrain.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:37 PM   #3 
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A couple people on here have said they rot and make a huge mess. That's probably because, like Carpenter said, they need to dry out between waterings?
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:24 PM   #4 
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A couple people on here have said they rot and make a huge mess. That's probably because, like Carpenter said, they need to dry out between waterings?
While not in an aquarium I have had a lucky bamboo growing for 3 years with the bottom 3 inches of the plant constantly submersed in water. It never gets a dry out. It has not grown all that much, but it also is still very much alive and has never has an issue with rot. I think you might be OK as long as a good portion of the plant (definitely the leaves) are out of the water. If it starts to rot, just make sure to pull it out ASAP.
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