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Dec 21, 2017 6:35 PM CST

I recently acquired a lucky bamboo plant from a friend at work. She left our company and she didn't take her Lucky Bamboo plant with her.

It's been neglected for almost a month. Yesterday I re-potted it with fresh soil, a bigger pot, and I also clipped all of the yellow dying leaves. I gave it fresh purified water and I'm keeping it away from any vents that could pose drastic temperature fluctuations. The stalk is currently partially yellow.

I have uploaded photos. Do you think it will survive? Is there anything else I can do to ensure it's survival?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Dec 21, 2017 6:57 PM CST

The two shoots it has are dead. The only hope for this plant is the old leaf node (looks like a ring around the part of the stem that's still green). Did you notice the other (now dead) branches grew from similar looking places?

That node may (slim hope) grow new shoots.
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Name: Tofi
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Dec 22, 2017 2:50 AM CST
Or if you dare,... you could try rooting it in water. just put it in a jar with water.
when I was in elementary school (long-long time ago) we always have them in our classrooms in a jar, they grow easily with red-roots swimming in water.
All they need is just water and light, but my country is tropical, so they are super easy. Don't know for sure how easy they are for you there.
Name: Christine
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Dec 22, 2017 8:46 AM CST
If it were mine, I would chop off all the dead, it will grow new stems, watch your watering, they like moist soil but not wet. Good Luck Thumbs up

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