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Best tips for propagating Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) from cuttings in water

Jan 20, 2014
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Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is very common houseplant. It is assumed to bring luck and fortune in home.  Being not at all demanding, Lucky bamboo can be grown indoors for many years. It is easily propagated from stem cuttings. Steps for that are mentioned below. 


  • First of all choose a healthy looking at least 4-6 inches long lucky bamboo’s stalk. By healthy looking means, stalk should be green and solid. Avoid any blackened or rotten stalk. The stalk should have minimum one shoot growing from a node / joint on it.



  • Pluck all leaves off the shoot leaving mature leaves on the top. It helps lucky bamboo to focus all its energy on root formation.


  • Make a cut on shoot ½ inch above the point where it connects to main stalk.  The cutting should have at least one node from where roots will appear. Or directly cut the shoot in the line with stalk’s top.



  • Put shoot cuttings in 1-2 inches of fresh water filled in a glass jar or ceramic container. Cuttings will root in 2-3 months. Change the water regularly to avoid infection.

  • If you want to use stalk then cut it a bit (½ inch) below the joint from where cutting was taken. Cover this part with candle wax to avoid any type of infection on it.  New shoot will emerge in 1-2 months.

Lucky bamboo cuttings




Read Also : How to grow lucky bamboo from cuttings ? 

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