2 Way to Propagate Lucky Bamboo

Lucky bamboo plants will grow well even in the home, and they’ll grow into very beautiful plants, with narrow green leaves and straight stems. They might not be shaped perfectly, but they’ll still look like a lucky bamboo.

You can start to grow lucky bamboo plants by simply taking a bamboo shoot and planting it in a pot. You can also take a piece of bamboo and cut it into pieces and then plant it in a pot. If you do this, you should use a container that has holes in the bottom. You can use a regular plastic pot or a clay pot. It is best to put the pot in the sun.

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Taking the Cutting

First you need to take a healthy cutting of lucky bamboo. This should be done by cutting an offshoot from the parent stalk at about four to six inches long using small sterile pruners or scissors. Then you need to make your cut as close to the parent stalk as possible.

Remove the bottom leaf buds of the lower half. But make sure to leave one set of leaves at the top. Also take multiple cuttings at once. This way, if one doesn’t form roots, you’ll have some backups.

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How to Propagate Lucky Bamboo in Soil

If you wish, you can apply a rooting hormone to the end of your cutting. It’s not essential, as lucky bamboo will root, but it can help to make the process more efficient.

Place the cut end in a shallow container with drainage holes and fill it with well-draining potting mix. Cactus soil is a good option. The cut end should be about 2 inches down into the soil. This will help it stand upright while giving the cut ends air.

Keep your houseplants healthy. Check them daily for pests and diseases, and use the appropriate tools to help maintain your plants. Water them at the right times and keep them in a bright, airy place. And of course, you want to be sure to clean up after yourself.

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How to Propagate Lucky Bamboo in Water

Because it’s so easy, many people prefer propagating lucky bamboo in water, because it’s effective. Simply place your cutting in a small glass filled with a few inches of distilled water.

To make multiple cuttings, you can keep them in the same vase. Make sure to place the remaining leaves above the water line so they don’t rot. Place the vase in bright, indirect light.

It’s important that your pond water is constantly refreshed, and that you always use distilled or bottled water. Chlorine in the water can have a negative impact on the cuttings. Roots should begin to form within about a month.

The next step is to pot the new plant in soil or a larger container of water and pebbles. To keep the new plant growing, you’ll need to give it regular feedings. 

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