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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.
I came acoss a good article on bamboo:
and it offers some propogation advice:
Quote 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]
- 01-19-2003, 05:30 PM #15
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Quote Jatropha generally goes dormant in the winter,[/QUOTE]
Thanks, that would explain why mine's leaves have been dying back.
Quote The sap is posionous[/QUOTE]
Oh ... OK. Guess I shouldn't have tried tasting it, then. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]Chris Roy
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- 02-03-2003, 06:18 PM #16ERRATA: *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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