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Name: lori
live in south BC Canada..hardi (Zone 7b)
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lori_15
May 20, 2018 2:41 PM CST
I purchased a 6 stalk entwined Lucky bamboo couple of weeks ago. it is still in the light clear plastic pot it was in...I put it in a ceramic for stability. it is leaning to one side. was wondering if I should repot either directly into ceramic pot or a 4" pot and then place in ceramic pot.
I read also that one should not remove the tie keeping the stalks together. is that correct?


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porkpal
May 20, 2018 5:51 PM CST
It sounds to me as if Starfish has a clumping variety of bamboo which should not need any serious control.
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Name: lori
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lori_15
May 22, 2018 6:18 PM CST
anyone out there with an answer for me????
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porkpal
May 22, 2018 6:23 PM CST
Lori I can't help, but if you start your own separate thread with your bamboo questions, it will get more attention.
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greene
May 23, 2018 4:01 AM CST
The plants sold as Lucky Bamboo is actually Dracaena sanderiana. As a houseplant, most Lucky Bamboo is grown in water only, no soil. Make sure the water covers the roots. It's best to use filtered or bottled water. Keep the plant indoors in bright light; strong sunlight is not advised and the plant will not do well in low light.

Since yours is in soil and is leaning, I might suggest that you wash away the soil, place the stalks (tied together) into a suitable container and place pebbles around it to support the plant inside the pot. Add water to just cover the roots. Keep the water fresh; change as needed.

If you type Lucky Bamboo in glass vase into a Google Image search you will see several examples of how your plant would look in a glass vase.

Lucky Bamboo is tied together. Most people leave the ties in place. The number of stalks has different meanings with 3 stalks being the most popular as it represents happiness, wealth and long life. Using only 4 stalks should be avoided as it represents bad luck and death.

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sallyg
May 23, 2018 5:02 AM CST
This plant can be grown in soil or water.
Option one, the water method as described by greene.
Option 2-
Just treat it as a typical houseplant, it naturally grows tall straight stems and eventually puts out more stems from the base. DO not plant directly into non-draining ceramic, but find a plastic container that fits nicely. Or wedge this current pot to make it stand straight. That way you can water the plant just until it drips, and return it to the ceramic.
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Name: lori
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lori_15
May 23, 2018 7:39 AM CST
Thank you all... I want to keep my bamboo in soil.... had one in water few years ago and had to always had be changing the water else it looked murky. . Will have to do more googling
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purpleinopp
May 24, 2018 5:04 AM CST
Treat like any other Dracaena & it should be very happy.
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tarev
May 25, 2018 9:22 AM CST
I have used water gel beads with my Dracaena sanderiana before, so no need for me to keep changing water or get that murky water smell later. Also allows better airflow at root zone which the roots need.
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purpleinopp
May 25, 2018 10:04 AM CST
Many pics of potted specimens here, and specimens in water:
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)
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MindiHammerstone
May 25, 2018 10:25 AM CST
Greene,

I don't think I would keep a four stalks one. Why invite possible bad karma. Iam a little superstitious.

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