Micro-propagation of Bamboo

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  1. Papaw-John

    Papaw-John New Seed

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    Has anybody tried micro-propagation of Bamboo? Not too far away is a large Moso Bamboo forest on Avery Island, Louisiana. I would love to clone some for my garden.
    I am about to experiment with it, but I do not want to spend much.
    Yesterday I bought a couple of clear canning jars from Dollar Tree.

    Grow Media:
    I am going to try to make my own grow media. I am planning on using a cup of nitrite rich aquarium water. Add two tsp. (10ml) sugar and a packet of unflavored gelatin.

    Sterilize Media:
    I will just pour the media into the jars and put them in my pressure cooker, then seal.

    Propagation:
    I will flame sterilize a scalpel and cut a few cells out of a test plant. I read I could sanitize the cells in a mild bleach solution and rinse in purified water. Then place the cells in the gelled grow media with flame sterilized tweezers. Then seal it up and put in a warm place with indirect sun light.

    Has anybody here done this before?
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Paw--This experiment seems to working great. I can appreciate what you have done and I find it remarkable. Chapeau.
     
  4. Cayuga Morning

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    I'll say! I am impressed that you know how to do this and have done it successfully.

    BTW, why are you doing this? Is it a rare kind of bamboo or is it rather that you are experimenting with micro-propagation techniques and the bamboo was a good subject to experiment with? I ask because I have spent beaucoups of time trying to rid my property of two different bamboos! Propagating them is certainly not on my list!
     
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    Papaw-John New Seed

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    I am going to try micro-propagation with cut roses tomorrow evening. At lunch today I am going to the grocery store to get a few rose clipping to try to micro-propagate them. I will try to remember take pictures. I may change the procedure just a tad.
     
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    Cool. I look forward to those photos
     
  7. svejorange

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    That’s a nice idea.
     

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