My indoor -in water- bamboo plant has suddenly developed small brown spots on the leaves and some of the leaves are yellow to brownish. What should I do? The plant is about 3yrs old and was a gift. I would like to keep it healthy. Thank you for your help.
Here is a link with care information.
It could be suffering from fungus and a treatment with Neem Oil may help.
How often do I have to water my lucky bamboo and how much water does it need? I grow it in a sponge with water.
Here are some great articles to help you. Make sure you change the water at least every 3 weeks.
Can I add seashells (instead of rocks) in the water of my Lucky Bamboo plant? I'm wondering if the calcium in the seashells may not be good for the Lucky Bamboo Though I'd love to use seashells instead of rocks.
You certainly can add some sea shells to the water, they will help act as support to the plants and meet the earth item for feng shui.
I have a lucky bamboo plant. One of the stalks started turning yellow and then turned mushy, so I threw it away because I figured it was fungus. I cut the root balls of the other 2 stalks and cleaned out the container and tried replanting them. Will the roots grow back or did I just kill my plant?
If you cut off all the roots, they probably won't grow back in time to save the entire plant, but if it still has some roots, it may grow back.
However, you can take cuttings from the side shoots that come off the stalks and regrow them into full plants. How to do this is explained in the bottom section of the following article (lucky bamboo is a type of Dracaena):
It is also recommended to clean the container with a 10% bleach solution in water to kill any remaining fungi, and to
My Lucky Bamboo plant is cemented in the pot which is filled with colored pebbles. Have you heard of bamboo plants planted this way? When I water it, I pick it up by the stalk and carry it to the sink and keep adding water until the pot overflows. It is doing fine, but I could not find this kind of plant on your web.
Lucky bamboo is often grown in water along with pebbles or marbles, but I'm not sure about cementing it into the pot. If it seems to be doing fine, though, you can keep growing it that way. Here are our articles about it.
Hello. Could you clarify a point here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/lucky-bamboo/growing-lucky-bamboo-indoor.htm Why can lucky bamboo be grown with the roots covered with water, but if grown in soil the soil cannot be allowed to get waterlogged? thanks, Scott
If potted in soil they can become infected easily with a fungus or bacteria such as Root Rot.
Growing in water you can keep a close eye on the health of your plant and it's roots.
Mold growing on rocks & bottom of stem. Am I watering too much?
It's important to clean and change the water every 3 weeks.
Here are some articles that will help you.