If you have a Lucky Bamboo, every couple of years you're going to need to replant it.
We recently moved, as you all might remember, and in my infinite wisdom I decided to leave my plants at the "old house", so that they would add to the aesthetics. Yesterday I stopped by the old house and let's just say, plants do not like being left alone in a cold house.
After wedging them in the trunk I brought them home to assess the damage. I decided that my lucky bamboo, now about 4 feet tall, which was wedged into a tiny vase, needed a fresh start.
But How to get the bamboo out of the old vase? I pulled gently and the roots were larger than the opening of the vase. So I did the most logical thing I could think of, and put the vase in the kitchen sink and whacked it with a hammer. Nothing. (Well there's something ~ there's a dent in the sink.)
Hmmmm. I toyed with taking the plant and vase out to the driveway, and smashing it there. Probably not a good idea. Proud of myself for averting a
deflated ball deflated tire, I ran down to the basement to see if I had something heavier than the hammer. While down there I realized, I can smash it on the cinder blocks! I'm a genius!
With the vase smashed to smithereens, I ran upstairs with my now naked lucky bamboo.
Time for it's bath. While humming Rubber Ducky You're the One, I gave the leaves a spray down, as well as cleaned the roots, using water that was about room temperature.
Next I simply used a large glass vase, and river rocks (shocker - they're my new favorite thang) to hold the roots in places.
It's pretty big. I'm not sure where to put it yet, so it's gonna hang in a corner for now.
I JUST remembered ~ I never swept the smashed vase in the basement. Better get on that. Have an awesome weekend!