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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:46 PM

I dont know what is the commercial/commonly known name for this bamboo. Was told it is called Japanese Bamboo.
Very nice flowers but they dont last long. The most 2 days.

Before Bloom http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/Gardening/JapBamboobeforeBloom.jpg

Partial Bloom http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/Gardening/JapBambooPartialBloom-1.jpg

Fully Bloom http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/Gardening/JapBambooFullyBloom1.jpg http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/Gardening/JapBambooFullyBloom2.jpg

After 2 days http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/02032011001.jpg http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/02032011003.jpg
The Petals seem to have turned red

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:58 PM

hi gooffy.. my mom calls it the guanyin bamboo... haha...
nice blooms, miss this plant

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:10 PM

May I enquire...

If I leave the bloom with the plant (i.e. I dont cut it off), will it affect the lifespan of the plant?
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:06 PM

View Postgooffy, on 02 March 2011 - 08:10 PM, said:

May I enquire...

If I leave the bloom with the plant (i.e. I dont cut it off), will it affect the lifespan of the plant?


no i don't think it would make any difference....
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:22 PM

I will continue to fruit right?

For other plants, I read that it will focus all its energy to the fruits and then dies off.
Was afraid it will happen to my bamboo also.

So will it?

View Postexotic n easy, on 02 March 2011 - 09:06 PM, said:

no i don't think it would make any difference....

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:12 PM

View Postgooffy, on 03 March 2011 - 07:22 PM, said:

I will continue to fruit right?

For other plants, I read that it will focus all its energy to the fruits and then dies off.
Was afraid it will happen to my bamboo also.

So will it?




Unlike true bamboos which belong to the family Bambusaceae and die after their very rare flowering, Japanese bamboo (Dracaena surculosa) which belongs to a totally different family Dracaenaceae, will not die after flowering, at least not due to fruiting stress....at worst this will just slow down the growth rate a little temporarily, but will not kill the plant. I have a wholesome deal of Japanese bamboos boom for me and after flowering and fruiting they will just grow on and branch as normal. So yeah, it will not die after flowering....If you are still worried you can take cuttings from it and easily root them in moist sand, transplanting them to soil when their roots are old enough.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 12:35 PM

Yeah. Thanks for the advice.

Any use for the fruit?

View Postexotic n easy, on 04 March 2011 - 10:12 PM, said:

Unlike true bamboos which belong to the family Bambusaceae and die after their very rare flowering, Japanese bamboo (Dracaena surculosa) which belongs to a totally different family Dracaenaceae, will not die after flowering, at least not due to fruiting stress....at worst this will just slow down the growth rate a little temporarily, but will not kill the plant. I have a wholesome deal of Japanese bamboos boom for me and after flowering and fruiting they will just grow on and branch as normal. So yeah, it will not die after flowering....If you are still worried you can take cuttings from it and easily root them in moist sand, transplanting them to soil when their roots are old enough.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:19 PM

View Postgooffy, on 05 March 2011 - 12:35 PM, said:

Yeah. Thanks for the advice.

Any use for the fruit?




No problem,

Not any other uses of the fruit that I know of, other than for planting (maybe? even so, normally Draceanas are grown from cuttings...)

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

View Postgooffy, on 28 February 2011 - 09:46 PM, said:

I dont know what is the commercial/commonly known name for this bamboo. Was told it is called Japanese Bamboo.
Very nice flowers but they dont last long. The most 2 days.

Before Bloom http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/Gardening/JapBamboobeforeBloom.jpg

Partial Bloom http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/Gardening/JapBambooPartialBloom-1.jpg

Fully Bloom http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/Gardening/JapBambooFullyBloom1.jpg http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/Gardening/JapBambooFullyBloom2.jpg

After 2 days http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/02032011001.jpg http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg156/gooffy81/02032011003.jpg
The Petals seem to have turned red

gooffy

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