Lucky Bamboo

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.

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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