lucky bamboo question : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I bought my boyfriend one of those "lucky bamboo" plants a few months ago. Unfortunately, I had to buy an outrageously expensive one in order to get it in a planter that would match his decor. I justified the expense by promising myself that I would eventually divide it and have one for myself at no additional cost. Well, now that we are breaking up, (again, LOL), I want my bamboo, whaaaaaaaa... So, how do I divide the plant? Or, should I just clip a piece off and try to root it? Any ideas?

-- Elizabeth (, January 15, 2002


Cut it in half and root it. Make sure 3-4 joints are submerged...

-- Laura (, January 16, 2002.

Lucky bamboo? Try to get your money back!

-- grig (, January 16, 2002.

Hi Elizabeth

I was just talking to a supplier (oriental lady)last week about lucky bamboo and having it in our store. She gave us several care suggestions. Apparently it does not need a lot of light. Indirect sunlight is more than sufficient. She also said never change the water - always just add to what is there. And there is no point in fertilizing as it doesn't need it. Personally, I would divide it rather than trying to root it as by the sounds of it you're not going to get a second chance. Actually, who bought it? I'd take the bamboo and leave him the planter! (I know, sometimes that's not possible...)

-- Bernadette Kerr (, January 16, 2002.

I did not have luck trying to cut the lucky bamboo in half and trying to root it. It just died a slow death. As someone else suggested, you're better off taking the "bamboo" and leaving the planter.

-- Sheryl in NJ (, January 16, 2002.

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