The lucky bamboo, part of the Dracaena genus, is simple to grow in your office or other indoor settings. Most often, the plant is grown in a water or rock medium. A member of the lily family, the lucky bamboo requires indirect sunlight and moderate room temperatures. Cutting lucky bamboo reduces weight for plants that are top-heavy. Also, it stimulates new growth and builds a stronger root system. Use cuttings to propagate the plant to keep or give to others.
Sterilize pruning shears with a mild disinfectant spray. Spray the blades and allow them to dry.
Hold the pruning shears at a 45-degree angle to the lucky bamboo shoot at the desired location for the cut.
Cut up to the top half of the shoot off. Make the cut just below one of the plant's bracket marks. This is a small, brown ring or joint on the shoot.
Place the cutting in the original potting medium immediately.
Repeat the previous steps with each shoot of the lucky bamboo plant.
Remove the parent plant from the potting medium. Trim and cut up to 1/3 of the roots for lucky bamboo plants that are root-bound. Replace the parent plant back in the potting medium. Place cut roots in a bowl of warm water for propagation or discard. Wait 24 hours.
Replace the water in the potting medium with fresh water.
Fill a spray bottle with lukewarm tap water. Mist the parent and cut lucky bamboo plants.