Lucky "Bamboo" repotting
Hi, I'm new to the board and I actually have two questions:
1) I've had my bamboo for about a year, and it potted in a tall glass vase with pebbles. It's grown pretty tall and I can see roots everywhere....is it time to repot, and if so how should I do this? I'm afraid of hurting the roots when i try to get the pebbles out of the vase. And are pebbles the best "soil?"
2) I bought the bamboo in a spiral, but it's sort of grown out of that. Do I have to train it to grow in a spiral, and if so how does that work?
You really don't have to transplant your bambo unless the roots are growing out of the container , just be sure to keep the roots covered with water. the pepples are there just to stablize the stalks . Lucky bamboo grows in water not soil and the main stalks never grow it is just the foliage stems that grow . If you want to change the container tip it on it's side over a bowl and while supporting the stems let the pepples and stems slowly pour out of the contianer so as not to damage the roots . Place some of the pepples in the new container and then place the stems in the container add a little water and then add the rest of the pepples to cover the roots and to stablize the stems . Good luck to you and your lucky bamboo.
Great advice from Swindyi. Here's a site that should be helpful too.