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    I have some "dwarfish" bamboo in a big pot. It used to be all around the side of my house but I exterminated it. I don't know the scientific name, but it's definietly bamboo.

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    The budas Belly bamBoo is the real thing, but Buda is/was popular so many plants bear the name. In this area Black bamboo is a bad idea, almost as bad as Kudsu is in the south east, but easier to eradicate. It does pot well. I Will have Gigantia sp. cuttings some time soon, be advised This Stuff Gets HUGE. I would have to ask for freight. Our Budas Belly is from a clone that is about to/is blooming so It will soon be history. No point in cutting a piece. The habbits of this massive grass are it seems as much governed by local climate as variety. But that is an impression without any imperical data for support (get the salt...)

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    Hope this is of some help.
    http://free.hostdepartment.com/indygardener/bamboo.html
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    jatropha podagrica is related to poinsettias and i have one too. It's losing its leaves though, don't knoewi if that's bad.
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    Jatropha is a genus related in the Euphorbiaccae family. Many of them are caudiciform or pachycaul succulents. The sap is posionous, so wash your hands after handling the plant. Jatropha generally goes dormant in the winter, my 1 yr old seedling has stopped growing and has dropped some older leaves.

    I think you should be able to produce adventitious roots on at least some species of bamboo, maybe air layering is worth trying. You can sometimes get seed of bamboo but bamboo are monocarpic and only flower once before dying.

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    I came acoss a good article on bamboo:

    http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ecoph39.htm

    and it offers some propogation advice:

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    Like most other grasses, bamboos grow and flourish until they are ready to flower; then they produce seeds and die. Because bamboos flower so infrequently, they are usually propagated vegetatively. Running bamboos are usually propagated by cuttings of the rhizome, with some buds and culms attached. Clumping bamboos can be propagated by taking a piece of a culm with at least one node and planting it in damp soil. The cut stem will develop roots at the node and produce new rhizomes and culms. Therefore, most varieties of bamboos in cultivation are clones derived from a single plant that may be traced back to one seed. This may explain why some cultivated bamboos have the same flowering cycle and mortality as populations on a different continents.[/QUOTE]

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    Jatropha podagrica:
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    Jatropha generally goes dormant in the winter,[/QUOTE]
    Thanks, that would explain why mine's leaves have been dying back.
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    Oh ... OK. Guess I shouldn't have tried tasting it, then. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    ERRATA: I have NO idea where I got "Gigantia" I must have been tired or even asleep.

    The correct variety is: Bambusa oldhamii

    Sorry for the error.

    It is a very large Bamboo how ever.



    What did you feed it?

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