Office plant thrives!
This is most interesting..
Two years ago my wife gave me two bamboo shoots that she had purchased from a local grocery store. The bamboo was about 1/2 inch by 6 inch. Just some cuttings with no leaves.
Being curious, I put the bare bamboo stalks into a cup of water to see what would happen and also placed a small cutting from an ivy in the same cup. Instead of using just plain water, I have been feeding them with a diluted mix of this stuff: http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garden/view_question/id/2210/ About 1 tablespoon per gallon of water..
After two years of growing in a pure liquid environment, indoors, with NO soil, the plants look like this:
This is awesome because the plants share a common container indoors and live in a room that has relativity low light in the daytime. The liquid food in the cup has never been “drained and refreshed” because I wanted to observe the natural biological activity that would take place over time. This is fascinating!
The water has always evaporated at a rate of about 1/2 inch per week and I’ll add water weekly, but add the above plant food once per month.
The little ivy has tripled in size this year and I have no explanation why.. :-D
- 9 Dec, 2010
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