Post a reply

Avatar for Kawaiian17
Apr 21, 2018 1:27 AM CST
Western Australia
When cutting an offshoot of lucky bamboo, is it necessary afterwards to cut the main stalk and seal it with wax? Will the main stalk continue to grow offshoots if you don't?
Avatar for Kawaiian17
Apr 21, 2018 4:38 AM CST
Western Australia
Another question: how often should I water the main lucky bamboo plant and how often should I water the cutting? Do I mist or pour the water?
Apr 21, 2018 8:11 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
It is not necessary to seal the cut main stem. Whether or not the main stem puts out new growth is not affected by whether or not you seal the end.

Is your Lucky Bamboo growing in water? if so, just maintain the water level so the roots are always covered by water. Root the cutting in water and make sure the lower node is in water at all times. Pour, not mist.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
Contact me directly at
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Korean Lilac Palibin"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.