Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How To Reproduce Lucky Bamboo

First cut a "shoot" from one of your bamboo plants with a sharp razor blade. Make sure to try and make a clean cut to ensure that the plant does not become infected. Take this shoot and soak it in water until a root emerges like the one pictured above. This should take several weeks.

Then get yourself a pot like the similar to the one above.
Make a small hole with your finger or a stick to place the bamboo in.
Place the shoot inside of the dirt and try not to put to much pressure on the main root. Softly pack the soil around the shoot to ensure that it will stand upright. Water the lucky bamboo at least once a week in the beginning, as the plant matures it can survive longer periods of drought.

you just made a bamboo baby : )

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