Box Store Plants, Bamboo and Saving a Money Tree

In this episode Ellen and C.L. tackle a myth about box stores selling plants that have been raised with neonicotinoids, we discuss the amazing bamboo, and answer a question about saving a houseplant. 
:34 True or False:   Box store plants are raised using neonicotinoids
4:54 Eat/Drink/Grow:  Bamboo
20:25 Love Letters and Questions: A listener asks if her money tree houseplant can be saved.

If you see this photo being circulated with a warming not to buy plants at box stores, ignore it. This is VERY old.


These are bamboo shoots poking up in the spring. If you’re controlling your bamboo growth, break them off as they appear. Or, as Ellen says, learn to see them pushing the soil up before they are this large, dig them out and eat them.



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