While lucky bamboo plants are popular houseplants, they grow fast and become top-heavy, which stresses the roots. Fortunately, there are easy techniques to prune them before they get unruly. One way is to trim the shoots back to a manageable length of 1 to 2 inches from the stalk. This will create a denser looking plant. If you prefer to a more drastic approach to reshape your lucky bamboo, cut the shoots flush up to the stalk. Finally, you can cut the stalk to any height you wish. Be aware that any stalk you prune will not grow beyond where you made the cut.
- Prevent infection by using sterile shears, cutting cleanly, and cutting 1 -2 ” above the stalk.
- It is important to prune lucky bamboo before it gets too tall; the height will weaken the roots and branches.
- Only cut the stalk to the height you want, once cut, it will not grow higher.
“Cutting back a lucky bamboo plant invigorates and refreshes it and encourages new growth.”