another great article. I like LB and have it growing in my stepson's old bedroom. He is in the army and is not in harm's way. I'd say that's lucky! I need to change the vase on mine, but here's a pic. Ocassionally one will die and I will go to my grocery store's flower shop and get a replacement. Sometimes they're high, sometimes you can get them for $1. If your city has a large asian community, Houston does, then you can find them really cheap and in all kind of configurations.
Thanks for a very interesting and informative article in regards to the lucky bamboo!!!! I've had it for years and lost it. After you article I'm gonna find me some more and this time I won't take the red ribbon off!!! I didn't know!!!!
Thanks for the great information! My plant sits on my desk at the office. The shoots have grown about an inch since I bought it, but the leaf times have turned brown with yellow begind them. The plant gets no sun - too far from the window. Is this a case of too much light? If so, how does one protect it in an office environment? If not, what else might cause this? Thanks!
I've seen them in my local Super Market for starts at $.79 each & they also sell the exotic displays such as you've shone.
I had some for awhile - till I saw them dying - not my fault though - a devious person put some vinegar in the water - I didn't know till my hands smelled of vinegar when I was changing the water one night. None survived.
I have a question - a very well-meaning co-worker gave me one of these as a gift. It has 4 stalks! Now, that's supposed to mean death. Should I hack off one of the stalks or what? The 'giver' has since left the company, but I still won't get rid of it...it's still green for goodness sake! What should I do? Can I take the one stalk off and propagate it alone?
Thanks for the misting idea - several of us are having the same yellowing issue with ours and dry air is lkely the cause. I know it's been keeping my hands and eyes dry too.
Hi everyone - just for the record, I've been misting my plant every since my last post but it hasn't improved at all. The brown tips are now 1/2 brown leaves although it's still making new growth. I called Missouri Botanical Gardens Horticultural Hotline but they had never encountered this problem and found nothing in their archives to suggest cause/cure. For now I've brought the plant home and will see how it does in a sheltered location outdoors.
What kind of water are you using? I read that they don't like fluoridated water. I give mine rain water or condensate from the air conditioner and it seems to like that. I have never changed the water, in fact.
I love this article, I bought my stalks at a local flea market. They were about 8 inches tall. I have since transplanted them into dirt and they are now over 3 feet tall. I give cuttings away aften and I did not know about the number 4. I will remember that from now on. I actually bought some of the varigated form and they did not survive. I will try again with them