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Q.Transplanting Lucky Bamboo Plant From Water To Soil

Zone Bellevue WA | Anonymous added on October 8, 2022 | Answered

I have this lucky bamboo plant that has been in water for almost 10 years. As you can see, it is filled with many pebbles and water. I heard that you shouldn’t disturb the roots but I want to take it out of the vase and replant in soil. I was going to remove all the stones but I am thinking that all the roots have wrapped around them. What are the chances of this surviving if I do this? Also, I would like to cut off the shoot that is growing sideways. Any trick in doing this?

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Answered on October 14, 2022

It can be tricky moving a plant from water culture to soil culture, especially as long as your plant has been in water. If you want to try, I advise separating one or two canes from the bunch and leaving them in water; then planting the others in soil. The soil must be kept moist but not saturated. You can cut off the sideways shoot at any point that will give you the look you want. You can completely cut it off at the cane if you desire.

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