pretty and dangerous

I just learned that the "lucky bamboo" we have at the office is also poisonous. There is a photo of a "lucky bamboo" here: http://www.morguefile.com/archive/?display 25189744292
It isn't really a bamboo either.
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false snipped-for-privacy@BLAAAAH.zzn.com wrote:

I guess that means you'd better stop munching on the office plants.
Do you think maybe your boss was trying to send you a message about munching on the plants by putting that one near you?
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Its Dracaena sanderiana, a species from western Africa.
It isn't a bamboo at all nor does it have anything to do with the orient other than it is a weedy species in the tropics and has become a pest in Thailand.
The whole "lucky bamboo" is a scam they concocted to sell the plants to naive westerners.
It isn't deadly toxic but, it isn't edible either. It is not dangerous but it is worthless.

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