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Lucky Bamboo with transportation : During transportation, Lucky
bamboo may be some stressed. (notice from the leaves are not fresh) Therefore, When you received the Lucky bamboo, remove
the plastic bag and cotton absorbent that wrap around the bottom of the stalk. Then put Lucky bamboosin clean water right
away. After a few hours the leaves will recover. The water in the cotton absorbent only enough to cover the transportation
period (less than 36 hours) only.
Lucky Bamboo with water :lucky bamboo is hydroponics plants, all it needs is to have enough water. Therefore add water
when the water runs low. Do not keep the water level to high, it will give Lucky bamboo chances to putting the roots too high
on the stem. The root will always pop out of the stem below the water level. While the lucky bamboo does not necessarily have
to be in a transparent container, a transparent container better displays it hydroponics quality and promotes good water hygiene.
Use clean water
- Lucky bamboo can have fluoride problems. so try to stay away from tap water.
Fluoride in the water can lead to top burn.
- If you cannot avoid using tap water, at least let it sit out over night so
that chlorine will evaporate this will minimized the effect of chlorine.
- If possible change water oftenly (every 15-30 days) or sooner if it get murky
Lucky Bamboo with Humidity : Humidity above 25-30% in best but
will tolerate long periods down to 10-15%.. anyway, make sure roots get enough water.
Lucky Bamboo with lighting :Lucky bamboo will survive low
interior light but would prefer bright filtered light. Once it become acclimated for use indoor should not place in direct
sun or it will sunburn.
Lucky Bamboo don't like too hot or too cold : Avoid placing Lucky
bamboo near direct sources of hot or cold drafts. A sudden change of temperature from opening doors, windows, furnace
ducts, wood stoves etc. can cause damage to the plant. This damage may not show up right away.
Bugs problem with Lucky Bamboo : Even though Lucky bamboo is
indoor plant, which make it have few pest problems. Mealy bugs are usually most common insect indoor. Most problems
occur on the growing end therefore make sure that the top of it is cleaned. so that it will not has fungus or rot.
Lucky Bamboo won't go very big : Remember Lucky bamboo is
a small plant. so don't expect them to grow like big like Dracaena Masangeana. Especially when you put it in a small vase.
Fertilizer : As indoor plant which grow slower, Lucky bamboo does not need any fertilizer. If you need to put some. please put approximately 1/4 of the recommended strength.
Over fertilizing can produce burning of tips and roots. And because it slow grower, it need less maintenance too.
Cleaning your Lucky Bamboo : Use damp cloth to clean the leaves
regularly to remove dust will help not only make it look better but also removing some of pest which tend to gather under
the bottom of leaves. But do not "scrub" the leaves.
Shining your Lucky Bamboo : You may want to "shine" up those
leaves with a leaf shine. Most plants have a natural luster to their leaves. Continued use tends to block the plants "pores"
and reduces the plant's natural transpiration rate (or it can't breathe).
Why my Lucky Bamboo leaves turn yellow : Lucky bamboo with more
leaves will required more water than the one without leaf. Make sure you put in enough (but not too much) clean water to keep
all the leaves green. If some of the leaves turn yellow, it is sign of not enough water. don't worry just put more water then
use clean sharp scissors to trim off those yellow leaves. And sometime the lucky bamboo just adapts to a new environment.
Do not worry the new leaves will grow.
Why my Lucky Bamboo stalk turn Yellow or Brown : There may be
the case that when the stalk of your Lucky bamboo
turn yellow or brown that mean it is dying. There is no specific reason why.
It's just like any other plants, sometimes they just die or you got a bad stem. You can try cut off using clean sharp scissors
cut of the yellow or brown part if the yellow or brown still continuing. the only option is to replacing it. You may also
try to cut off sprouts from the dying stem and put them in clean water, hopefully the root will start popping out soon.
Lucky Bamboo with pets : Somebody asked me about will there
be any problems with pets. Well, I never hear any of them. And because no chemical is required for Lucky bamboo
. Also very few bugs known. I don't think there will be any problems with
Should I cut my Lucky Bamboo
? : This is the most asked questions to me, the answer is "YES" use the clean sharp knife or scissors to cut your Lucky
bamboo anywhere you want, then put them back into clean water. in a few days (or weeks depend on the environment) the new
bud and root will start popping out lucky bamboo will not die easily !! (but if it will, nothing can save it !!)
What is Lucky Bamboo?
Known for centuries as Lucky Bamboo, the plant is not a bamboo at all (botanical
name: Dracaena) but a resilient member of the lily family that grows in the dark, tropical rainforests of Southeast
Asia and Africa.
How Much Care Does Lucky Bamboo Need?
Keep water fresh by changing it every week, and always keep water levels at
approximately an inch from the base of the canes. Lucky Bamboo prefers plenty of indirect sunlight and room temperatures at
65-70o. Although opinions differ on feeding, your Lucky Bamboo is a living organism, so it makes sense to occasionally
add a mild solution to the water such as African Violet fertilizer. Since growth can be controlled by feeding, small amounts
of fertilizer will keep the plant at a manageable size.
Why Are the Leaves Turning Yellow?
of the most common factors are 1.) too much direct sunlight; and 2.) too salty or heavily-flouridated tap water. Give your
new Lucky Bamboo a thriving start be sure to keep it away from direct sunlight, and water only with filtered or natural spring
Why Is It Called "Lucky"
Along with its ease of growth, Lucky Bamboo has long been associated with the Eastern practice
of Feng Shui - or the bringing of natural elements of water, fire, earth, wood and metal into balance within the environment. Lucky
Bamboo is believed to be an ideal example of the thriving wood and water element, with the addition of a red ribbon sometimes
tied around the stalks - which is believed to "fire" the positive flow of energy or chi in the room.
The number of stalks also has meaning : three stalks for happiness; five stalks
for wealth; six stalks for health. Four stalks, however, are always avoided since the word "four" in Chinese sounds too similar
to the Chinese word for "death"!
Can I Take Cuttings from Lucky Bamboo?
Yes. New stalks
can be propagated from the original plant by using a sharp knife to cut through a stalk - just below the joint. Place the
cutting in fresh, clean water. A fine mist spray to stalks is sometimes suggested to stimulate new bud growth.
How Do I Repot Bamboo?
Like any other houseplant, Lucky Bamboo can be transferred to a vase or pot
2" larger than the original, or planted permanently into a loose sand or soil mixture that provides lots of bottom drainage.
To avoid root rot, be careful to let the top of the soil dry out between waterings