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Posted 1M ago by @ElatedSucc

My bamboo came in a ceramic square pot with no drainage h...

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7โ€ pot without drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
Weird that it would be glued together! ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
@ElatedSucc itโ€™s terrible for the plants!! The roots end up suffocating. I got a good deal on a huge lucky bamboo from a big box store and didnโ€™t realize they were GLUED until I went to re-pot. I opted to go with Leca balls and put him in a big planter with good drainage. It was touch and go for a bit and I lost some healthy stalks but itโ€™s doing much better now! I would suggest re-potting asap in a well draining mix. Happy growing my friend!! ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒฑ
@Macstracks it happens way more often than you would think! I had to chisel the 2โ€ covering of pebbles before I could even get to the roots on my lucky! Big box stores are notorious for selling plants just like that. Roots eventually suffocate and the plant dies. $$.
Before during and after surgery! ๐Ÿ˜…
@Sunnydayz9 I have been growing my lucky bamboo inside of a fish tank with fish for about 3 years. It is about halfway submerged in the water continually, and it has grown and lived pretty much fine since I got it. Will it eventually die here? The only issue I ever noticed was that some of the leaf tips turned brown and crispy at one point, which I read was possibly due to having over fertilization from the water, but this issue didn't progress, and the newer leaves do not exhibit it. I bought this bamboo at a fish store and it was already growing in fish tank water there, so I thought it was fine this way. Also, I hate that fake pebble stuff!!!
@Sunnydayz9 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ That seems crazy too me but you know common sense is t common I guess ๐Ÿคฃ
@EmoryRhodes nice!! Being from the southeast, I honestly have never heard of or seen bamboo thriving in water. You must have a lucky bamboo. True bamboo is actually part of the Dracaena fam & would NOT survive constant submersion. I think as long as you keep an eye on the water level and not let it rise too high on the stalk/stem - you should be good! Lucky bamboo roots are okay being wet constantly. We both learned something today! Love it. Happy planting!!! ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒฑโœจ
@Sunnydayz9 thanks so much. Good advice!
@Macstracks wish it was a LOT more common ๐Ÿ˜… but alas, they continue to sell plants knowing they will die within the season. The more you know..
@Sunnydayz9 Oh wow, I kinda thought that it was the same kind of bamboo, and it could just be in water or in soil haha. I'm glad this one is ok in the water! Thank you :)
@ElatedSucc happy to offer my novice advice if it can help a fellow plant lover!!
@EmoryRhodes I did too until today!! Luckys are pretty resilient.