With a few tips, your lucky bamboo will be healthy and thrive - and make you lucky to boot! If you really want to save it, cut away the yellow parts and try to root the trimmed stalk in new water. I, "Read it with great respect, as I love plants. As the seasons change, you may want to move the plant. When your small plant begins to overwhelm its surroundings, you very much so should trim it or prune it to a more manageable size. The information in this article was very helpful. If the leaves are yellowing, move your bamboo farther from sunlight and give it less fertilizer. Jan 9, 2013 - Explore Wisconsin's Tropical Gardens's board "Lucky Bamboo! Will this turn into another plant? ", dirt, so this was helpful and answered my issues. A plant kept in a pot can grow up to 3 feet (0.9Â m) high. Trim them off within an inch or two (2.5 - 5 cm) of the base. References Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 1,087,544 times. My bamboo started turning a light green. The soil should be kept moist, but not soaking. This helped me with a few minor things I, "I got lucky bamboo for Mother's Day and knew nothing about this plant or how to take care of it, so I ended up on, "This was the most helpful site I found. Even if you do switch water, some chemicals may reside in the plant. These taxa exhibit mass flowering (or gregarious flowering), with all plants in a particular cohort flowering over a several-year period. Plants grown in water will only need to be fed every other month or so, using a very weak liquid fertilizer. If you have a fish tank, you can use the "dirty" water as fertilizer. It needs to stay moist but not soaking at all times. Yes. ", on growing bamboo now. If you were curious where it should be placed in a feng shui sense, then it might be placed in the east for health or in the south-east for wealth. Thanks. This article was co-authored by Katie Gohmann. If algae are growing in the water, it's usually because the plant is potted in a clear vase, allowing light to penetrate and encouraging algae growth. If your Lucky Bamboo arrangement is growing in a low dish or bowl, then make sure it has at least 1″ of space all the way around so the roots can spread out a bit. Thanks to all the experts. If it's grown in soil outside, it may reach a height of up to 5 feet (1.5Â m). I especially found the info about leaves turning colors, possible. If yours continues to turn yellow, cut the top (green part) off, place in fresh container with distilled water, and try to grow a fresh plant from it. Alternatively, specialty lucky bamboo fertilizers are available. Thanks for your help. In addition to water, lucky bamboo can be grown in a well-drained, rich potting soil. ", plants loved here I have city water, it's a whole different thing. Lucky bamboo can grow indefinitely in a simple vase filled with pebbles (for support) and at least an inch of water. Can I use decorative glass stones in the pot instead of rocks? Keep lucky bamboo out of the reach of young children and pets; the leaves are toxic if ingested. This video is about lucky bamboo care . This could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. ", suggested that I cut it and start a new one. My shorter Lucky Bamboo has been growing in that low white dish for 6 years now. Introducing "One Thing": A New Video Series, The Spruce Gardening & Plant Care Review Board, The Spruce Renovations and Repair Review Board. The plant stem is turning yellow at the bottom. Now my lucky bamboos will remain healthy. Place the bamboo in a warm, indirect sunlight, changing the water every week if you're growing it in stones and adding liquid fertilizer every month. As you may expect with bamboo, this plant prefers warmer temperatures of between 65 F and 90 F. Do not place the plants in front of air conditioning or heating vents, or by a drafty window. ", but I was not aware of this. ", them every time. Simple, direct information all in one place! These tropical plants need warm, comfortable temperatures. Larger, more intricate designs result in some lucky bamboo plants costing hundreds and hundreds of dollars. ", advice on troubleshooting. A Lucky Bamboo arrangement with twenty-one stalks is a very strong and powerful all purpose blessing. However, you can make al lucky bamboo stalk branch by cutting the top off. Now I have the information to hopefully, "Got a lucky bamboo plant as a present. You can add different types of pebbles; I love the white pebbles. The lucky bamboo plant care is relatively easy and is more commonly found in homes across the world. I lost all but one, "It helped that each step is split into both kinds of growing mediums.