Lucky Bamboo

//Lucky Bamboo

This appears to be a “Lucky bamboo” – an easy care houseplant that isn’t a bamboo at all. It can survive in many indoor conditions, but indirect lighting is best as direct sunlight can cause the leaves to turn yellow and burn. Water when the soil starts to get dry but before it’s completely dry, and fertilize once a month with the fertilizer of your choice used according to directions and/or use a slow release pelletized fertilizer made for houseplants. When the plant
gets too tall and “leggy” it’s easy to clip off some of the tops, cutting off about 8″ pieces, and
rooting them in a glass of water. The remaining stems should leaf out lower down on the plant and the rooted cuttings can either be put in the same pot around the original plant or in a new pot.

By | 2016-04-11T19:56:57-07:00 April 11th, 2016|House Plants|4 Comments

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  1. Nancy Zucker March 22, 2021 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    I have a lucky bamboo plant that I’ve split into several more plants as it got too tall. The mother plant and the babies have always grown in a container of water and pebbles. I’ve noticed that the ends of the leaves turn brown. I use water from our reverse osmosis water system and have given it fertilizer very infrequently. What is causing this problem?

  2. Priscilla Perez June 5, 2021 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I have the same question as Nancy

  3. The article above states that should the leaves of lucky bamboo turn brown, the plant is getting too much sun and needs more indirect light.

  4. No July 6, 2022 at 10:02 am - Reply

    They say it isn’t bamboo but don’t say what IT IS.

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