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Old 18-07-2012, 07:42 PM posted to rec.gardens.bamboo
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Default Lucky Bamboo About to die

On Monday, January 18, 2010 10:40:19 AM UTC-5, nukem88 wrote:
I�m looking for some advice on how to save some Lucky Bamboo. I�ve had
an 18� length sitting in a jug of water for over two years now and have
given it little care or attention. Just before xmas the base of the
leaves turned brown as has part of the stem. In an attempt to save the
bamboo I added a little flower food to the water. Not sure what type it
was, just the stuff you get free when you buy a bunch of flowers. Any
suggestions how to save the bamboo and ideally transfer it to the garden
in the spring? Thanks for any advice.


from what i understand, lucky bamboo is not bamboo

lucky bamboo grows roots in water, but should be moved to a pot with soil and should not be kept in just water.

you should fertilize it with some super green and cut off any rotten spots and attempt to re-root it