When pruning bamboo culms, make cuts just above the culm node. Similarly when pruning the branches, make cuts above the branch nodes. This way, there is no unsightly stub remaining behind which can rot and deteriorate. To compensate for the lost foliage, branches below the cut line will grow more leaves producing thicker foliage.
Lucky Bamboo Plant Care: How To Keep A Lucky Bamboo From Rotting - Preventing rot in lucky bamboo is not too difficult if you are attentive to the plant and act quickly when you see a problem with the plant’s roots. Use this article to learn how to keep a lucky bamboo from rotting, especially when grown in water.