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My Lucky Bamboo has this new leaf growing next to it. Is that normal?

My Lucky Bamboo has this new leaf growing next to it. Is that normal?
Is it safe to fully submerge it in water? I usually fill the vase to the top where the white stuff ends.
You’ve got a new little shoot growing from the plant. Yes, it’s entirely normal for plants of all kinds to send up new shoots - the original plant can now be called the “mother plant.” No, if you want it to continue to live and grow, I wouldn’t submerge it in water; in fact, I wouldn’t put water past the top of the stones.

Perhaps you’ve never heard this, but the lucky bamboo isn’t a water plant at all - in nature it’s a bush that is commonly found at the edge of forests. It’s a member of the Dracaena family, which also includes the corn plant and the Madagascar dragon tree. The only reason its popularly sold world wide as cuttings rooted in water is that it’s an extremely adaptable plant, able to live in a variety of conditions outside the norm - like a vase of water in people’s houses.

Normally, its lifespan in water is no more than a year or two. However, if you haven’t had yours for too long, you may still be able to plant it in soil, where it will live for years and years with the proper care.
When the cutting has been rooted in water for 6 months or so, the likelihood that it can adapt to soil gets less and less. You see, it has to grow all new “soil roots,” because the water roots that it has won’t work in the soil. If you can get it into soil soon enough, it still has enough energy to grow those roots, but if you wait, it won’t have the strength to make those new roots.

Or you can just leave it in the water, for as long as it will last. They are, after all, inexpensive and easy to find, so it’s no big deal to get a new one when the first one dies.

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