This is a Japanese bamboo plant (I forget the proper name) that nearly died when Paul's mom broke her hip. She'd been ill before she fell and was unable to care for her plants. I brought home several dying plants and tried to recussitate them. This is one of two that survived. Heck, it didn't just survive - it's thriving on my front porch. I'd take a cutting to the care center where she's at, but her room is already full of plants!