[Plant-biology] Re: money tree pachira and holiday bamboo plants

Travis M. Travis.Shoreline at gmen.invalid
Thu Dec 22 00:27:14 EST 2005


<aniramca at yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1135217052.529841.74260 at z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com
> I wonder how do they make the intertwinning /braiding of the 
> money
> tree (pachira), or the swirling of the tiny bamboo plants that 
> we
> see a lot during the xmas period?
> Is the bamboo plant actually from a bamboo family? The leaves 
> look
> different from the regular bamboo tree.
> Thanks for info.

See about the "Money" tree here: 
http://www.valentine.gr/pachira_en.htm

The "Lucky Bamboo" you see is a Dracena no relation to bamboo. 
Real bamboo is in the grass family.

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Travis in Shoreline (just North of Seattle) Washington
USDA Zone 8
Sunset Zone 5 



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