Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) are offered as hearty, low-maintenance plants. Unfortunately, low-maintenance frequently gets confused with no-maintenance. Since most fortunate bamboo plants grow in water, the moist conditions can lend themselves fast to mold and mildew. Without proper care, this mold and mildew may take on your own lucky bamboo and even maybe kill it. A few quick fixes and a few changes to how you look after the plant will remove your mold and prevent more mold from regrowing in the future.

Eliminate your lucky bamboo plant in its container. Run the origins and the moldy areas of the stem under cool water.

Analyze the origins for any mushy spots. Cut away mushy root bits with sharp scissors. Double check to make sure no mushy origins remain, even in the event that you have to trim away a sizable part of the origins. Set the plant to a paper towel and set aside.

Pour the water from this lucky bamboo container and rub on the rocks or mud at the bottom thoroughly. Drain from the rinse water and rub again until there is no trace of mold or slime.

Pinch away any moldy leaves on your own lucky bamboo plant and then toss them away.

Put the lucky bamboo plant in the container, and add the substrate material and clean, filtered water.

Apply a fungicide which includes triadimefon or propiconizole, as stated by the American Bamboo Society. Follow the package instructions for when and how much to use.

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