Question on Lucky Bamboo

Plant_Lover_UTMarch 16, 2014

How come the top leave look like it's dropping? Is this normal? It's happening for the last few days.



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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Is it soaking in water and soil, that is not good.... I think it may be drowning!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 10:56AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

The angle of the dangle (of the leaves) looks normal. Does the pot have a drain hole?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 12:09PM
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no...there is no hole..but i placed a lot of stones on the bottom. Yes, I watered lately...every few days when the soil felt dried....

Do you think it needs some sun?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 3:57PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

I think this little cutie needs a pot with a hole in the bottom. The risk of rotting the roots and having tap water and/or fertilizer chemicals building up to toxic levels is high (and grows each time you water and/or fertilize) otherwise. No amount of rocks can help with that, even if you never accidentally put too much water at once. Too risky for me to try.

When you see plants in decorative pots, there's often (and I recommend) an inner pot that's just sitting in the pretty outer pot. Then it can be removed from the outer pot to water, drip out, sit back in the decorative. Best of both worlds.

Much direct sun will burn it outside during summer, but a bit during winter might be good, not necessary. Rotate often so it doesn't lean toward a window.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 6:05PM
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