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post #1 of 9 Old 08-19-2007, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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bamboo swirl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i recently purchased a bamboo swirl for my 10 gal tank and i was wondering if a bamboo swirl can multiply it is a nice addition to the aquarium but if any1 know any tips trick or hints on ow multiplyin these bueatiful plants plz tell me
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-19-2007, 11:51 PM
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Any pictures? I've neither seen nor heard a bamboo swirl before or is this the bamboo plant?

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-20-2007, 05:14 AM
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dont know if its the same but one of the big box pet stores here sells something with that name.. its the lucky bamboo thats been around for years, only its grown like a spiral staircase.

same thing??
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dont know if its the same but one of the big box pet stores here sells something with that name.. its the lucky bamboo thats been around for years, only its grown like a spiral staircase.

same thing??
I think that's the one Spy was talking about.:) I've never known though how to grow the bamboo in a spiral manner other than cutting the plant.

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-20-2007, 11:59 AM
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They are "lucky bamboo" which is not actually bamboo, btw. It is trained to grow in a spiral. It will not grow the stalks anymore than when you bought it but it will shoot out new stalks from the original ones. These are NOT aquatic plants and will very possibly rot after being submerged for extended periods of time. They look nice, however.....let us know if they actually grow under water. But no, they will not multiply as far as I know.

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-20-2007, 01:33 PM
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tried this before, the bamboo will grow slighly, but after about 7 months it will start to die.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-20-2007, 03:02 PM
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You can do it if you only keep the roots under the water just like if you were putting them in a bonsaii planter or other pot. The plant will grow lots of new offshoots if you can keep it alive and once they are large enough oyu can trim them off and start new ones.

As for the spiral, JSM is right, they are trained to grow that was by turning them slowly in high light so they grow towards the light. The will grow stright unless you train them also.
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-23-2007, 09:52 PM
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If the tank is open top and you want it to stay alive longer it would do better half sticking out of the water.

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post #9 of 9 Old 08-25-2007, 11:13 AM
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Bamboo will die immersed, but can thrive grown emersed. Which is to say, if you leave it underwater it's a strictly temporary decoration, but if you let it grow up out of the water, it could do really well. You might have to trim it with a machete.

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