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by lxygurl on January 10, 2004 10:16 PM
I bought a fox tail bamboo plant last summer. It does nothing. hasn't grown, hasn't gotten any more leaves and it is now just having the few leaves it has turn brown. any information on these plants?
by lxygurl on January 10, 2004 10:17 PM
correction. it's a fox tail palm
by weezie13 on January 10, 2004 11:26 PM
lxygurl,
Does it look like this?????????????
Fox Tail Palm

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by lxygurl on January 10, 2004 11:46 PM
no it doesn't. lol i found that picture after i did the post about it and i figured someone would look at that picture. this is just a small house plant. it actually has a large shell at the base of the stalk. looks kind of like a walnut. and then just a stalk that shoots up.
by lxygurl on January 10, 2004 11:49 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2372051347&category=42219

here is a better picture of what it looks like. you can't see the shell at the bottom but this is what the stalk looks like
by weezie13 on January 11, 2004 12:03 AM
Lxygurl,
Go back to the first one that I sent you...
Go to the top, on the left, click on FOXTAIL PALM,
read the bar in the middle and on the right side, there's the words PHOTO GALLERY<click that,
I think, AND I AM NOT A HOUSE PLANT PERSON, SO I MAYBE WRONG,*won't be the first time today, I'm freezing solid here [scaredy] [Big Grin] * but it looks to me like what you might have is the begining of that tall tree, but because it's kept in a small container, it's not allowed to ever grow big..??
Maybe/??????????????????????????????????
Is the picture of the seed the same??????????????
Weezie
(I'm hopin' Will will be scootin' through)

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by lxygurl on January 11, 2004 12:23 AM
OMG YES IT IS that would be the begining of the tree. LOL. I have no idea why it is not doing anything at all right now but that may be a good thing. any other information would be helpful!
by weezie13 on January 11, 2004 12:57 AM
I'm sure Will will be cruisin' through,
He's our resident house plant specialist her.....
Bill may have idea or two!!
Hope I helped!
Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Will Creed on January 11, 2004 04:53 AM
That is not an easy plant. It must have a lot of very bright, but indirect light all day long. Right in a north or east window would be best. It must be in a good quality, porous potting mix that drains quickly so that the soil doesn't stay soggy for long. Water thoroughly when the soil feels dry about a quarter of the way down. If your local water is hard, use filtered, distilled or rainwater. Fertilize very sparingly. Watch the undersides of leaves for spider mites.

Good luck!
by lxygurl on January 11, 2004 05:07 AM
so what is the worse case it stays the same size as it has for the past several months? or are the browning leaves the sign of it dying off now?
by Will Creed on January 12, 2004 03:01 AM
If all of the leaves have turned completely brown, that is not a good sign. Not knowing its history and how it has been cared for, I cannot really predict.

Can you send me a photo?

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