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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You could always add some Horsetail, which has a bamboo-like appearance. Gets 2' to 3' tall.
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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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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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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'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.
Yes, Lucky Bamboo is not a true bamboo in the Grass Family (Poaceae). It is actually Dracaena sanderiana, a close relative of other Dracaena that are often grown as houseplants. It does grow well in bog conditions but it is frost tender and will only survive the Winter outdoors in USDA Zones 10 and higher.
 
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I don’t see the harm in replies to old threads, at least when they offer useful info in a relavent thread where starting a new one wouldn’t make much sense.
 

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