My son is doing a science project and testing to see if a plant grows better in soil or water. I was thinking Lucky Bamboo would work since it can grow in either water or soil. My problem is he only has a month to do this project, so I was wondering how much growth he will see in a month. Or is there a different type of plant that will work better? It will be done inside since it is winter. We live in South Carolina, and lately it has been getting in the 20's and 30's.
An interesting project. With only a month to study the plants, I'm thinking he might see more happening with cuttings from an herb plant, possibly some mint. Make sure that the two test plants are in the same location, and that the one in soil gets enough water to keep it healthy, but not too much, because overly wet soil inhibits the root growth. Here are a couple of articles that might be useful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/grow-herbs-in-water.htm
I have a bamboo plant indoors that I have had roughly four years. It has only ever been in water, no soil. It is in a case, but as it grows taller it's starting to fall over. I have no idea what to do with it now.
You may want to move your plant to a pot now, instead of growing it in water.
Choose a pot that is adequate sized, but not to large. Use a good potting soil mix.
Here is a link to help you get started.
We have had a lucky bamboo for several years. Recently, it has begun to stink and mildew. What can I do to help it not smell? We had it in the kitchen window and put up shades a couple of weeks ago. Will it live outdoors, in Phoenix (110• summers)? It smells too bad to keep inside right now, but we do not want to get rid of it. I changed the water out twice in the last week, but it still stinks! Please help us keep our plant alive.
Your bamboo may have developed root rot.
Keeping the water clean is very important.
You can try dipping the roots in a fungicide.
Is it generally ok for a plant's health if it is placed on top of a wall air conditioning unit? It doesn't get very hot, but it does vibrate. Weight will reduces this vibration. I am considering placing a small potted palm and/or a lucky bamboo but I don't want to do harm! I've nowhere else in the little alcove for any plants and can't drill into the wall. Please help!
The main concern here is not so much the vibrating but the draft or cold air come from the A/C itself (provided this will be indoors). This can oftentimes be detrimental to houseplants. If you have a cool-hardy plant, this may not be a big issue. If it's outdoors, then the opposite may occur--too much warm air coming from the unit.
I have a lucky bamboo plant that is way too big for the pot it is in. I want to put it in a bigger pot but am very nervous. It is in water with little stones. Do I pot it the same way but only in a bigger pot with just water and stones or dirt?
Here is a link that will help you.
I was given a lucky bamboo plant because it is slowly trying to die. Is there a way I can cut the stalk or take off the part growing leaves to start a new plant or keep this one alive? All my leaves are droopy and turning yellow.
You can cut the top of the Lucky Bamboo and reroot.
You will need to cut it with a clean sharp knife.
Dip the cut end in root hormone and let it dry on the stem for a few hours.
Then place the cutting in bottled water, about 1 ".
Keep the water level constant and watch for the new roots.
These articles should help you.
I've had a lucky bamboo for a number of years and it has grown a lot. Now the leaves are turning yellow and dying. I have separated the three stalks and put them in two separate vases and they are growing new roots but I'm still losing leaves. Do they eventually grow too much and die, or is there something I can do to save them?
Make sure you are changing the water every 2 to 4 weeks.
Tap water that contains salts can cause leaf yellowing. Use distilled water for your Bamboo.
Make sure they are not in to bright of a light, indirect light is best.
Here are some links with more information.