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« on: December 26, 2008, 02:35:50 PM »

Ok here's something that I've never dealt with.

I have some plants that I had in our office and one day a co-worker forgot and left the window wide open over the weekend so needless to say it was like well below freezing when we came in again that Monday. By that point my two plants were on the way out. One is basically dead, I dont know if it might sprout out some green again or not without getting a cutting and getting it to root in water first. The other was so big that there's still some good plant left on the inside so I cut away all the dead and dying stuff and left what was good and he seems to be fine. Those two plants I dont really care about the one I am more worried about is my bamboo.

He looked pretty good that Monday when we came in except the bigger sprout on him was leaning over. He had good color didn't look like it was dead and rotting or anything except now its gotten worse since then like warming it back up and so on is killing it. That one sprout has gone from looking good that day to turning more and more yellow and the top of the main shoot thats in the water looks like its turning kind of brown. Did I warm it up to fast? Any ideas? I have usually just always kept my bamboo in water but should I maybe put him in a pot and some dirt?
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 06:41:40 PM »

Oh boy, Rob.... I think your bamboo has probably seen it's best days, and will probably be heading for the big compost pile in the sky really soon.

I hope I am wrong!  Some bamboo are really tough and can take some freezing. Others are not.  The bad part is that yours was not "hardened off" or in plain English, it wasn't taught how to survive outside in those freezing temps.   About the most you can do is just put it in a place where it won't get too much sun (aka, no sunburns allowed), out of drafts for now....keep it watered, and wait.  I have a feeling this is that "lucky" bamboo that one might see in a place like Walmart.  They are pretty hardy in the house.... my mother in law has one in a very dark room, and I am very amazed that it continues on like a real trooper. 

I Hope I'm wrong... maybe someone else will pipe up and give us some useful information!

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 08:58:35 AM »

I keep it about as far across our office from the window as it can get anyway so..... that shouldn't be an issue. When I came in this morning though it looks even worse. Now both the little offshoots are yellow brown and kind of wilting over. I'm not really sure where the Bamboo came from. When one lady left the company she left it with another lady and when she left she gave it to me so.....

On a good note one of my other plants almost looks like nothing happened. I cut off all the bad stuff and left the part of it that was buried inside and still green alone and it looks almost like nothing happened to it. I wish here in another week once its had some good time to recover that I had the time and space to take it out of its pot get rid of all the dead stuff thats still in there and re-pot it with some new good soil but since its winter I wont be able to because the only space I have would be outside on the patio burrrrrr
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 04:02:34 PM »

Throw down some newspaper and repot! :0)

I'm glad it doesn't look too affected.

I hope the bamboo does okay too! Hugs, P
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Re: Frosted Plant Revival
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 04:16:19 PM »

I would but I have a small 500 sq ft studio apt so I dont really have room for anything after my desk, bed, dresser, and dining room table I dont really have any room to do it except outside hehehe and right now its a tad bit cold out there hehehehe
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 10:44:55 AM »

Hey, my whole house is 900 Feet! I know what cramped is!  He had a two bedroom apartment crammed with stuff, and I came with three kids, and three bedrooms of stuff!

hahahahaha! We got stuff oozing out of the seams!  hahahaha, Peg


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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:58:34 AM »

OMG I cant imagine a family of that size crammed in that little space lol makes me think of a clown car crammed full.
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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 12:40:24 PM »

Oh no! You know my true identity! hahahahaha!!! We had to get rid of a lot of STUFF.  I had to give up stuff that belonged to my grandmother.  Kids had to get rid of toys....  Clyde has gotten rid of a lot of, well, I'd call it junk, I'm sure he thinks it's treasure. And, Thank goodness for sheds! Ours is full! hahahaha.. Rubbermaid has probably saved our skins! ahahahaha!!!

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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 12:52:51 PM »

So in otherwords your a Rubbermaid spokes-family?
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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 01:15:25 PM »

You know, I spoze we are! hahahaha!! Funny!

Walmart has the big tubs on sale for $5.00 this week, I get sooo exited! hahahaha!!!

Oh my, If anyone reads this and takes it serious, I'm in trouble! hahahaha

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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 03:38:56 PM »

lol  Big Laugh
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