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Lucky Bamboo Success Story

Healthy Lucky Bamboo

Ask the Expert: bamboo plants
I had them in water for a long time about 2 years until I saw a lot of roots coming form them, then I put my bamboo plants in miracle grow potting mix with bought dirt.

Ever since then they started to bloom like crazy to where I have to change the pot maybe once every two years. this is my second time transferring the pots. is this normal for them to grow like that? and is what I am doing okay? Fran

Flower Shop Network Plant Expert Reply:

Despite the fact that lucky bamboo (draceana sanderiana) can be grown in water, it really prefers to live in soil. So, you lucky bamboo is healthy and happy and you should be proud of your success. You are seeing normal growth. Keep doing what you are doing. If the plants become to tall, you can always top the lucky bamboo stalks and start new plants.

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  1. Any chance you could be more specific on what media you used? I know this was posted a long time ago, but I thought I’d give it a try….What type of Miracle Grow? What do you mean by “Bought Dirt?” Also, what kind of pots are they in? Any other tips would be great! Looks like you did a great job.

  2. Sam,

    Use a general purpose potting soil. However, I would not use one with a wetting agent mixed in it like Miracle grow potting soil. To fertilize it use the regular miracle grow fertilizer or another balance water soluble fertilizer. Lucky bamboo potted in soil need a container that has drain holes, but as far as the material it is made from it does matter. Hope this information helps.

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