Can lucky bamboo be propagated
Can Lucky Bamboo be propagated? If so, how do I do this?
Yes, Lucky bamboo can be easily propagated. A cut section of the stem will root in plain water, although natural spring or rain water is better. Cut through the stalk with a sharp knife 1″ below a node ( joint). Place the new cut section in water and roots should begin to grow in 2-4 weeks. New leaf shoots (1 or 2 per stem) will eventually sprout from the joints. I have tried this and it works.
Leaf shoot propagation
It can also be propagated from the leaf shoots. Break or cut off a 4-6 inch shoot from the stem and place it in water to root. Once rooted plant it in soil and you will have a new leafy plant. It takes a long time to grow the stem. First it starts out as a leafy plant and then as the plant matures and looses its lower leaves, it will produce the bamboo-like stem.