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Q.My Unlucky Bamboo

Zone 13690 | Anonymous added on December 18, 2020 | Answered

I noticed the other day that my lucky bamboo which I’ve had growing in soil for over a year, had fallen over. And the stalk near the earth was only about 1/4″ thick, compared to the 3/8″ stalk farther up the plant. It’s about 20″ tall in an 8″x 10″ pot. 8″ diameter, 10″ tall plastic pot. It has good drainage.
I’m thinking of cutting it back to be a smaller size.

What do you think I should do?

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Answered on December 21, 2020

I would first check the roots and make sure they are not dark or mushy. The article below tells you what to do if the roots are rotting. I also would suggest putting it in a smaller container. The plant isn't very big and the extra volume of soil may be keeping it saturated. The next article tells how to prune a lucky bamboo, followed by bamboo care.


Pruning Lucky Bamboo Plants: Tips On Cutting Back A Lucky Bamboo Plant


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