Plant ID forum: ID needed for old family plant - dracaena braunii?

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Name: Laura Undem
Washington (Zone 7a)
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ednaricketts
Feb 26, 2015 8:29 PM CST
This plant was my grandfathers years ago, and was given to me by a family friend about a year and a half ago. It grows in a vase with water and very healthy roots. It looks like lucky bamboo/dracaena braunii, but the woody stem is concealed to me by roots and stones.

The leaves grow in a similar fashion, but I wanted to make sure as the very pretty stems grow out with the narrow leaves on the end. My other bamboos are still pretty young, so I wasn't sure if they were the same, or just similar. Any help would be wonderful thank you!

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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Feb 27, 2015 12:41 AM CST
Yes, Dracaena braunii, Lucky Bamboo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_braunii
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Feb 27, 2015 12:46 AM CST
Not a true Bamboo, which is a type of grass. More closely related to Agave.

http://www.houseplantsexpert.com/lucky-bamboo-plant.html
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Feb 27, 2015 6:08 AM CST
Not a true Bamboo, which is a type of grass. More closely related to Agave.

http://www.houseplantsexpert.com/lucky-bamboo-plant.html
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 27, 2015 9:46 AM CST
Hi Laura, Welcome! to All Things Plants!
I agree that your plant is Dracaena braunii, you can read more about it and see photos for comparison here in our plant database: Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena braunii)
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Name: Laura Undem
Washington (Zone 7a)
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ednaricketts
Feb 27, 2015 5:49 PM CST
Awesome! Thank you! I figured, but most I see seem to grow in the stem with age, and not just the leaves. Maybe that's a result of the stem being completely underwater, rather than sticking out? Either way, it's a pretty happy guy, and a beautiful centerpiece to our table! Thank you guys!
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