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Saving Old Lucky Bamboo Stalks

by Mina Keenan (follow)
Website: www.minamaries.blogspot.co.nz/
Frugal (5)      Gardening (4)      Pot Plants (2)      Indoor Plants (2)      Lucky Bamboo (2)      Propagation (2)     


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Make more plants with the Lucky Bamboo stalks.

Old stalks removed from pot. What a mess!



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Cut stalks straight across with secateurs, a knife or scissors where they are lush and green at the root end of the stalks.



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You can see here tops of the stalk. This was wax sealed to stop rot and encourage growth in the stalk.



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Cut off the tops of stalks - straight across - getting rid of any old seals and ugly, dying or discoloured pieces to tidy them up.



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Place the stalks so you know which end are the tops. Light a tealight candle. Time to wax seal!



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After a wee while, the wax will pool. Dip the top of the stalk into the wax and rotate to seal as the wax cools.



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Place the root ends into water and pop on the windowsill.



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Here you can see the newly waxed stalks. It will take a couple of weeks or so for the stalks to develop roots.

These stalks will be parents - baby plants will grow from them.



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