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Question on Lucky Bamboo

Posted by Plant_Lover_UT none (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 16, 14 at 23:03

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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RE: Question on Lucky Bamboo

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

RE: Question on Lucky Bamboo

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

RE: Question on Lucky Bamboo

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?

RE: Question on Lucky Bamboo

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.

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