Questions tagged [lucky-bamboo]

Use this tag for questions about growing or diagnosing problems with Dracaena braunii (also D. sanderiana). This plant is commonly known as "lucky bamboo" though it isn't related to bamboo.

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Lucky Bamboo and Water

As boiling water helps take the chlorine out of the water but not chloramine, is chloramine bad for lucky bamboo? As I thought it would be easier for me to boil the water and let it cool and then ...
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5 year old Lucky Bamboo is dying

I've had these two Lucky Bamboos for around 5 years and this summer when I was on a vacation all the water on them vaporized and when I got back they were bent and lost their stiffness. Now after 8 ...
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What is this plague-like thing in my lucky bamboo? Is it damaging?

Can someone please help me identify what this orange larvae - like thing is in this lucky bamboo? I was cleaning the yellow leaves and notices it. This plant has over 2 years now. Thanks!
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Cure a lucky bamboo with severe conditions

My bamboo (lucky) was sitting (in a room without heater or air conditioning). It is in a winter time where the temperature outside now drops to 15 F or -10 C. But the room temperature I think is ...
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Replanting and propagating old Lucky Bamboo tree with newborn stalks

I have had two Lucky Bamboo trees for the past 5 years now. I grow them in water and they have been doing well. Four months ago the two of them started growing new stalks. The new growth is causing a ...
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Part of my bamboo is dying & Small bumps near the branch growing from the node

I have noticed over the past few months that one of my 3 bamboo stocks is turning brown, but strangely only part of it is brown while there is a small sliver on green that remains. Is there anything i ...
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Indoor lucky bamboo

I was given a small stalk and now it is in gravel in a Ball jelly canning jar. How do I care for it, when do I transplant, do I put it in soil or gravel, and how to properly water it? Currently it is ...
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Will my Lucky Bamboo go back to full health?

My Lucky Bamboo has recently turned yellow. Each stalk is bright yellow and I noticed it turning that color around 2 days ago. But before that it was pretty healthy. I also did transplant it, (cut off ...
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Will my mostly brown lucky bamboo survive?

I've been reading about the lucky bamboo on google, and I have one that hasn't had water for over 2 months. I was wondering whether it will survive. I've uploaded a picture. I think only 1 of them ...
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Is it good practice to replace water in Lucky Bamboo everyday?

My sis replaces water in the jar everyday, the plant grew well but it started turning yellow after couple of weeks. The plant was in bright indirect light. I thought the plant needed less water ...
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Is mold/mildew in the stalks killing my lucky bamboo?

I've got a lucky bamboo with two stalks. One stalk (right to the bottom and left at the top - blue turtle) looks green and healthy, but the most recent leaves started look yellow-ish. The other stalk (...
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Is my lucky bamboo dying and what can I do about it?

Recently I've noticed my lucky bamboo houseplant had been withering from the top down. I've had it for over a year now and I'm wondering why it is dying. The plant is in a glass bottle of water (...
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How to save Lucky bamboo yellow stem due to overpruning HELP [duplicate]

Hi, Had this lucky bamboo in a water with stones jar for over 3 years already. I made a terrible mistake of over pruning its babies and regrowing them in another jar. I think I took out 3 pieces out ...
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Why is my lucky bamboo turning yellow? [duplicate]

I have a wrapping of bamboo stalks, maybe 20 or so stalks tied together. 3 or 4 stalks have died one at a time the past 2 months - they start to get yellow-greenish, then more yellow over time. The ...
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Lucky Bamboo turning yellow starting from the bottom [duplicate]

I have problem with my lucky bamboo. I had notice that it was turning yellow and I had cut where I think I'm supposed to. I think your supposed to cut about 1-2 inches above the notch. I had cut it ...
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Can I fix my lucky bamboo that has yellow stalks?

Is it possible to save my lucky bamboo plant? The stalk is yellow and starting to turn brown but the leaves are still green. I have cleaned the glass container it is in and placed it in indirect sun.
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What is killing off my lucky bamboo?

I've been following the general guidelines for taking care of lucky bamboo. Purified water Sunny area, indirect sunlight No fertilizer Indoors (60 to 70 fahrenheit nowadays) They have been slowly ...
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How much water does lucky bamboo need?

I was recently given some decorative "lucky bamboo". It came with four shoots approximately 6-8 inches tall and 1/4' thick. They sit in a glass jar with a diameter of 4' and a height of 6'. The jar ...
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Should I re-plant my unbalanced indoor lucky bamboo plant, or will something else work?

What is the best way to re-plant this plant, or help it to support itself? The shoots are a bit too tall for the original stalk.
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Should I use tap water for my Aloe and Lucky Bamboo?

I've had my Aloe for about 5 months now; it's doing a bit better than it was at the store (they had it in direct sunlight and it was getting damaged). I just got two stalks of Lucky Bamboo also and I ...
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Lucky Bamboo stem sags but seems healthy, how do I fix this?

I've had this Lucky Bamboo plant for almost 4 years. It has got two shoots coming out of the main stem, the longer of which is now unable to support itself. We had a very dry winter and I had a hard ...
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What bamboo species for a container-bound green wall?

I have a boring grey northwest-facing-with-southwest-exposure concrete wall on my balcony, outdoors, in Vancouver BC, that I would like to turn into a lush wall of bamboo. I have one container whose ...
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why is my lucky bamboo stalk turning yellow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why has our lucky bamboo turned yellow? I have just bought new large lucky bamboo stems, spiralled ones. Two out of 3 are fine, however the third stem began turning yellow ...
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Why has our lucky bamboo turned yellow?

Our lucky bamboo has turned yellow in a very short time, after we've had it for almost 2 years. We've trimmed all yellow leaves, and changed the pebble to clean the green algae - what else can be done?...
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How to replant bamboo/water based plants

I have had a bamboo for several years in this tiny glass pot. It has grown very much, but its time to move her to a bigger home. But how? the pot she was brought home in was large at the bottom and ...
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How do I grow bamboo plants indoors?

Doesn't this plant have root rotting property? I tried to grow this in my home which had the tubelight burning only for 6 hours at night. And at the rest of the time it is a shady place. We used to ...