Lucky bamboo, ya or na?

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I have read differing opinions. Is lucky bamboo appropriate in a pond as long it is in a pot?
 
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why not? I think it's great. They have great roots system that will help take nutrient from the water. But do they live outside in winter?
 

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why not? I think it's great. They have great roots system that will help take nutrient from the water. But do they live outside in winter?
Shoots, will pierce the liner and cause trouble. Lucky bamboo itself also tends and has reports that it can poison fish.
 
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Thanks everyone. I just took it out. That Horsetail looks great, will keep my eye out for that.
 
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Shoots, will pierce the liner and cause trouble. Lucky bamboo itself also tends and has reports that it can poison fish.
I see! Didn't think of the liner! wow, I didnt know they are poisonous to fish? good to know.
 

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Poisonous to cats & dogs if ingested as well..
 
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Bamboo of any form should not be allowed within 100 feet of a lined pond.
Yikes! Some years back we bought some non clumping bamboo from a plant nursery. About half of it didn't make it, but the other half is thriving.....at the end of our pool :eek:
 

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Yikes! Some years back we bought some non clumping bamboo from a plant nursery. About half of it didn't make it, but the other half is thriving.....at the end of our pool :eek:
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Lucky bamboo, Dacaena sanderiana, is not a real bamboo (Fargesia, Phyllostachus, etc; also clumping form bamboo is less invasive than the running types). Also, it is a tropical plant, so if you have it in the pond, treat it like an annual (since you are in zone 7b).
 
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I have lucky bamboo in my bog when temps go over 50F. They won't survive when it gets colder and I bring them in. They eat nutrients well.
 
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I've never seen bamboo (likely the national plant) near or in ponds in Asia. That's a good indication why not. As mentioned above, the plant in question is "lucky bamboo" which is actually not from the real bamboo family. I've tried to grow them from time to time and they are quite finicky not like the every so invasive real bamboos.

 
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I have lucky bamboo in my bog when temps go over 50F. They won't survive when it gets colder and I bring them in. They eat nutrients well.
how far down do their roots go?
 
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