For those that think I have a green thumb, let me show you what I allowed to happen to my lucky bamboo plant:
So this is what I did:
Put the bamboo plant in the sink.
Remove all the gel-substance, rocks, and yuckiness, as well as any of the dead stems.
Give the plant a hair-cut: Snip anything brown (leaf tips, stem tops).
Cut back the scraggly roots.
Repot the plant in a clean container (in my case, a totally different one). Put enough rocks to hold the plant in place. Add enough purified water to cover the bottom of the container. I filled only up to the rock level.
Find a good location for your plants and enjoy. (These plants are temporarily located in my mom's dining room.)
What I learned:
- These bamboo plants need indirect sunlight.
- Don't place these plants near an air-condition vent, even when it's in the proper sunlight.
Total Cost for this Project:
- $1 glass vase - the tall one (thrifted find)
- $0 glass vase - the small one (already had it)
- $4 glass stones (Dollar Tree)
- $0 purified water (already had it)
- $0 lucky bamboo plant (was given to me)