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Saturday - July 05, 2014

From: Titusville, FL
Region: Southeast
Topic: Non-Natives
Title: Transplanting a non-native lucky bamboo plant
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I have gotten a lucky bamboo plant which is kinda large and want to transplant but don't know how can you help me?

ANSWER:

We wish we could be more helpful, but the focus of our research and the extent of our expertise are limited to those plant species native to North AmericaDracaena braunii (Lucky bamboo) is native to Cameroon in Africa.  You can probably find good advice by Googling "Lucky bamboo care".

 

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