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    I am very pleased to have found this site, as I have a number of bamboo plants in my home ranging in size upto 4 feet high.*

    This 4 foot plant has a straight stem and*is in a vase with another 4 foot plant with a curly stem.* My fiance has had thsi plant for over 5 years and I come in the picture two years ago and the leaves are turning yellow.

    I already lost a small 4" bambo shoot after the stem and leaves turned yellow.

    My smaller plants(4-5-6-7-8") are in little cubicle like vases with marbles to separate the plants and roots and are about three inches square with three plants in each cube and filled with water.* The stems go into the water about 1 inch.

    The two 4 footers are in a larger vase and the bottom is about 3" in diameter with nothing but water covering about two inches of the stem.

    Now with all that I have found to read on this matter I have taken the 4 foot plants out of the water, changed the water, pulled apart the roots that were intertwining with each other and took off about 8 yellowed leaves with the four larger green leaves remaining at the top of the plant!

    HELP!* What do I do to further protect this plant?

    By the way, AC/Heat vent was directed towards it about 5 feet*away and I think the plant has always been there but just in case that may be the cause, I redirected the air flow from the vent to keep it away from the plant.
    Thank you in advance for your help!


  • #2
    Hi Luciano,

    Lucky bamboo isn't bamboo but Dracaena sanderiana.* It is not meant to grow in water and needs to be planted in soil.* It does lose it's lower leaves as it matures.* Maybe this will help.



    • #3
      thanks for the info