Bradley’s cousin got married in August of 2006 and the wedding favors were little votive holders sporting lucky bamboo. I took mine to work because just like at home, I love to have live plants in my surroundings. The little guy has thrived and I repotted it in an empty candle jar to give the roots a little more room. The leaf shoot just keeps growing and growing until recently it became top heavy and I have had it propped against the wall to keep it from toppling over.
I did a little research today and from what I understood, you can cut the shoot just above the leaf bract, plop it in the water with the parent plant and it will root into a new plant. So I probably cut the top 12″ off the leaf shoot and twist-tied it to the original lucky. Now I’m hoping for the best. I won’t be heart-broken if the shoot doesn’t root, but I would hate to kill my little bamboo plant after having him around for 4 years now.
I also have another plant at work that has been there about as long as I have. I wouldn’t say it ‘thrives’ since it lost all it’s cute leaves on the lower 3/4s of the plant and bushed out at the top (random). It has since put out a few new leaves at the bottom, but to help the pot feel more full, I rooted some of my Pothos from home. It has just gone wild in my bright office. It isn’t the most stylish potted plant, but it makes me happy.