How to Care for Your Lucky Bamboo

Written by Maggie

Dec 20 2021

How to Care for Your Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is one of the most popular plants in China. It is Lucky bamboo, so many people like it. However, when you farm the Lucky bamboo at home, you may find that the leaves of the Lucky bamboo are dried. What about it? In fact, this phenomenon is often due to the cause of too much watering, or improper fertilization, excessive light caused.

Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo - one of the best indoor trees

Care for Lucky Bamboo leaves dried

1. Change water regularly for Lucky Bamboo

Most of the Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is kept in the home with water. Some bamboo grows better only by changing water every day. But in fact, it is wrong. Too much water is taken out of the Lucky Bamboo, which makes it weak. It will not only dry its leaves, but also lose them in the later period.

Solution: After the leaves are removed from the Lucky bamboo, the frequency of changing water should be reduced. Let the Lucky bamboo change the frequency of water every 3 ~ 5 days, then add water directly after the water becomes less. Wipe the leaves of the Lucky bamboo frequently, so as to avoid the hair drying.

2. Proper fertilization for Lucky Bamboo

The growth of the Lucky Bamboo also needs food at home. Not fertilizing for a long time or applying fertilizer too often will cause the dry leaves of the Lucky bamboo. Too little fertilizer will cause the plant to lack nutrients and the leaves will naturally dry out. If too much fertilizer is applied, the tips of the new leaves will wither, but the old ones will wither or even fall off.

Solution: Many flower lovers do not know how to dry the leaves of Lucky Bamboo. In fact, if there is too much fertilizer, we should add some water dilution fertilizer to the water. If the fertilizer is too thick, change the water in time. If fertilization is too little, nutrients should be added. Add a little seed cake to the water with ferrous sulfate solution, and the lucky bamboo leaves will soon recover. (Read more about Best Fertilizer For Lucky Bamboo.)

3. Light for Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is a kind of plant that likes being kept in a semi-shade environment. Especially in summer, if it is kept under the sun for a long time, its leaves will dry out. This is due to the excessive light caused by the dehydration of the plant. It must be timely corrected, otherwise the whole plant will slowly wither.

The solution: The easiest way to get rid of bamboo stems is to put them in a slightly cooler place, which can help them get dehydrated quickly. It is better to put it in the indoor astigmatism environment with plenty of sunlight, which is conducive to Lucky bamboo growth.

Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo is one of the plants that can grow in water

Methods to Prevent Lucky Bamboo leaves from becoming dry

1. Add vitamins

You can add some nutrients to the water to preserve the Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana). Grind one vitamin C into powder, then pour it into the water of Lucky Bamboo. Basically, only one vitamin C is needed for one bottle of Lucky Bamboo. Just put vitamin C in water and after two or three days the leaves of the Lucky Bamboo turn green.

2. Add nails

Nails added to the water of the Lucky Bamboo can also help keep the leaves from drying out. Iron nails in the water are slowly corrosion and oxidation. But because the nails oxidize, they produce iron oxide, which helps the roots absorb nutrients so the leaves don't dry out.

3. Keep the temperature

When taking care of the Lucky Bamboo at home, please try to control the temperature of the curing environment of the Lucky Bamboo within 16 ~ 26 degrees Celsius. In this way, the plants will grow better, absorb nutrients better, and avoid the phenomenon of leaves becoming dry.In winter, keep the temperature above 10 degrees Celsius. If the temperature is too low, add some warm water as appropriate.

Care for Diseases and insects of the Lucky Bamboo

1, Diseases of Lucky Bamboo

The diseases of Lucky Bamboo are caused by an improper breeding environment. Anthrax and stem rot are the most important. Anthrax spots the tip of the leaves and spreads throughout the plant. Dilute 75% of chlorothalonil in 800 times water and spray the plants. Stem rot is the process of slowly decaying the roots and stems of the plant. This involves cutting off the root rot area of the plant, diluting it with 42 percent gram powder in 3,000 times water, soaking the roots for a day, and then repotting. (Read more about Repotting Lucky Bamboo.)

2, Insects of Lucky Bamboo

The insect pest of Lucky Bamboo is starscream, which is caused by high temperature and suffocating. Starscream causes the leaves of the Lucky Bamboo to turn yellow, then turn white and then fall off. Once the red spider figure is found, spray the Lucky bamboo plants with laundry water solution immediately, once every 3 ~ 4 days, after half a month, the red spider can be eliminated. (Read more about saving yellow leaves Lucky Bamboo.)

White spots may appear on the leaves during the cultivation of Lucky bamboo, usually due to diseases, insect pests or improper maintenance. How to care for white spots on Lucky bamboo leaves? First of all, we should find out the cause of the white spots on the leaves, and then carry out proper prevention and treatment and maintenance. After a period of time, the leaves will naturally return to normal.

Lucky Bamboo

Care for white spots on Lucky Bamboo leaves

1. Invasion of pests and diseases

The most likely reason for white spots on the leaves of Lucky Bamboo is insect pests. Common insect pests such as mites and red spider mites reproduce very quickly. If not dealt with in time, they will not only grow white spots, but also weaken and wither the plants until they die.

[Solution] : If the number of insect pests is not large, you can directly wipe the wet cloth, both sides of the blade to wipe. If there are many insect pests, it is necessary to spray special agents, such as thyme, abamectin, etc.

2. Improper fertilization

If not fertilized for a long time, it will cause Lucky Bamboo malnutrition, leading to white spots on the leaves. In another case, when fertilizing the leaves, the water touches them, causing white spots and even burns.

Solution: If you suffer from malnutrition, you need to apply some fertilizer properly, but remember to apply too much fertilizer at one time to avoid burning roots.If the leaf is contaminated with fertilizer, it is necessary to timely wipe off the fertilizer points with a wet cloth.
Read more: How To Save My Root Rot Lucky Bamboo?

3. Do not change water for a long time

Most of the Lucky bamboo is grown in hydroponic form. If the water is not changed for a long time, white spots will appear on the leaves. If the water is not changed for a long time, the water will gradually become cloudy, and the nutrients in the water will not be enough for plant growth, thus affecting the development.

[Solution] : Regularly change the water for the plant. Change water after tapping water for a few days, and let the chlorine in the tap water and a variety of chemical substances volatile clean, and then replace it. Change the water when leaving 1/3 of the old water, add 2/3 of the new water.

Lucky Bamboo

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