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How Long Does It Take Lucky Bamboo To Root?

Ask the Expert: my bamboo that i cut and put in water wont root why we put the cuttings in water!do i need a root stimulator?its been 3 weeks. thanks Terry

Reply:

It can take several weeks for lucky bamboo to root especially if rooting hormone was not used.  Rooting hormone is a powder that you dip the cut end of the lucky bamboo into before you place it in the water.  At this point you would have to recut the stem for the rooting hormone to be effective.  If you see little knots forming at the cut end of the lucky bamboo leave it alone — those are roots forming.  However, if you don’t see of feel any roots forming, go ahead and recut the lucky bamboo and dip it in the rooting hormone.  You can get rooting hormone at your local garden center.  Good luck and keep me posted.

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