Bamboo Plant Dying, bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is a relatively easy-to-grow indoor plant, but it needs light, water and good container conditions to thrive. Saving a dying happy bamboo plant often amounts to recognizing and fixing the problems that make it unhealthy.
If these conditions are not met, a happy bamboo plant may begin to hang, change color, or show other signs of stress. Go back to a solid care to feed the plant back to health and plant it again in a new container with good light, water and soil conditions.
Find an Ideal Location
The happy bamboo plant thrives in both bright and indirect light, but if it basked in direct light all day long, the happy bamboo burns the leaves off and makes them look as if they are dying, so that they often appear yellow. However, if there is too much sun, they can split into two or three leaves of different colour.
If you think your bamboo gets too much direct light, you will find a bright spot that does not directly hit the sunlight. Too little bright or indirect light can also affect the growth of the plant and slow down its growth, change colour, expand or change shape.
Make sure you keep up with your watering requirements to recover the plant, and fertilizer can also help it recover.
If the outside temperature does not affect your system, find a place away from draughty windows and doors to protect the system from temperature fluctuations that can cause heating and cooling openings. Happy bamboo can also grow well in hot, humid climates such as the Pacific Northwest, South America and Africa.
Water With Care
Happy bamboo plants can grow in soil or water, but in both cases the amount of water is important. Check at least once a week if your bowl needs more water and keep it regularly to keep the roots underwater. When they grow in water, the leaves of a happy bamboo plant without water turn from green to yellow.
If you plant bamboo in the soil, use a soil moisture probe and stick your finger in the soil to see if it is dry. Keep your soil moist with a damp towel or towel, but not too wet, because if the soil becomes too dry, the plants will grow too strongly.
While lucky bamboo can grow in water, it is important not to saturate the soil because it promotes diseases in the roots. Fluoride, salt and chlorine in tap water can also lead to yellowing of lucky bamboo, but the use of distilled water for lucky bamboo eliminates some of these potentially harmful ingredients. If you use tap water to plant, leave it away for at least a few days to reduce the amount of water.
Care for the Container
When Lucky Bamboo grows in water, you need to clean the container occasionally to keep it healthy. Algae growing on your container is a sign that it’s time to clean up, so clean up.
It is best to change the water and clean the container and the pebbles every seven to ten days, but sometimes you can wait a month before cleaning.
Adjust Lucky Bamboo Plant Fertilizer
A lucky bamboo plant usually only needs fertilization once a year, but some lucky bamboo leaves turn yellow after only a few days of sunlight and a little water.
If the yellowing is more pronounced, cut back the damaged soil and place the bamboo in fresh water and soil. If the plant is just beginning to turn yellow, it will probably recover from direct sunlight and water to distilled water, but until it recovers, do not fertilize to avoid overfertilization.
Correct Root Issues
These are signs of root rot, but it can be a more serious problem because rotten roots cannot absorb the nutrients supplied to the plant.
Use some root hormone powder at the end of the cut and place the stem in water until it forms a root. You can let the plant grow back to a healthy top and cut it off with a high comb or plant it further into the ground as soon as you have roots. When the roots behave, the water grows back and root growth returns to its normal state.