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The different types of indoor bamboo are becoming more and more popular, as they bring an exotic touch to the living room or conservatory. Various bamboo plants require regular pruning to keep them in shape.

The lucky bamboo tolerates pruning well

The Lucky Bamboo or Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is often given as a good luck charm in a glass tube at Christmas or New Year's Eve. This is not a real bamboo, but a dragon tree.
It does not require regular pruning, but can grow quite large if left untrimmed. If there is not enough space, you should cut more often. As a rule, shortening the shoots is sufficient. The pruning measure can be used to get cuttings for new plants. The side shoots, which can be planted in soil after rooting in a water glass, are suitable for this.

Sometimes it happens that the lucky bamboo turns yellow. This indicates rotting of the trunks. If not pruned, the plant will die. So the discolored part of the bamboo is cut off down to the healthy parts of the plant with a sharp knife. It is better to cut a little deeper into the healthy trunk and thus prevent the rotting germs from spreading further.

Cut cuttings at Lucky Bamboo

If the bamboo plant has developed side shoots, these can be used as cuttings.

  1. Cut the shoots close to the trunk.
  2. Place them in a glass of water until roots form.
  3. Change the water regularly.
  4. If plenty of roots have developed, prepare a plant pot with nutrient-rich soil.
  5. Plant the shoot in the ground. The plant usually grows well and produces plenty of side shoots.

Cut Pogonatherum paniceum

This "bamboo" plant is not real bamboo, but a sweet grass. Only a little needs to be cut here, as the grass grows into a beautiful bush by itself. Only the stems that grow out of the mold can be cut off without any problems.

Real room bamboo

A pruning measure is often necessary here, as the bamboo can become quite large. A spring pruning is suitable, in which the plant is moderately shortened.
Depending on the species, a shape cut of the long shoots, for example to shape the crown, is appropriate.
Cut branches or stems, as well as the root suckers can be used for propagation. As described, you put them in water and wait for the rooting.

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