Return to the Lucky Bamboo Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Emergency Help Needed! Dried out lucky bamboo!

Posted by aralogna none (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 25, 13 at 16:08

Emergency Help Needed!
Dried out lucky bamboo!

I have three lucky bamboos, this is the 4th or 5th year that I've had them. I have them in a glass vase in water, and in all these years i have only added some water to the vase from time to time, never changed the water and the water was always clean and clear. They have grown almost to the ceiling and they were very healthy.

Now the problem!:
About a month ago i suddenly realized that they don't look healthy and straight as usual and I was shocked when I found the empty dry vase!! :(( I don't know for how long it has been dried out but it must have been a couple of days since it was completely empty. I immediately filled the vase with water but in two weeks time there was no change, they looked very weak and the leaves were facing down, although still green; and I found out the water is not clear after two weeks and it smells for the first time in years, so i changed the water again and washed and cleaned the roots (the glass vase narrows as it gets to the bottom, so the roots are very compact and densely stuck together). By that time they were so week that I had to tie them to something so they could stand straight and don't faint.

Now after another week still no progress; they are still weak (actually weaker) and the water is getting unclear again. and i think the tip of the leaves are beginning to become dry :((

I believe that by the time the vase was empty the roots were dried and damaged so they don't function properly and also make the water unclear.

Now my question is that is there any way to save my bamboos? what happens if I cut the roots off from like 10 cm above them! will they have new roots again or they will die?

Please please please someone help!! I don't want to lose them!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Emergency Help Needed! Dried out lucky bamboo!

I would snip the leaf stalks off and make cuttings but that's just me

RE: Emergency Help Needed! Dried out lucky bamboo!

"never changed the water" Tap water?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Lucky Bamboo Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here