Thursday, July 14, 2011

Yes, you can cut bamboo!

Don't you hate how ridiculously tall the bamboo stalks at Ikea are? They look out of proportion in any but the tallest (read prone to tipping) vases.

So about a month ago I asked google if I could cut my oversized Ikea bamboo in half. It taught me all about bamboo fencing and pandas. Completely distracted but uninformed, I just went for it.

The leaves grew longer AFTER I cut the stalk in half!

Look at the wee baby roots!

Since I over-empathise with plant life I stuck the bottom (cut) portion in a cup with water. It also has new roots and this interesting little nub which may become a real leaf one day. :)