Lucky Bamboo's Many Meanings, Plus Care Tips
I have a lucky bamboo plant and it turned yellow looks like it’s going to die how do I save this
Consider your watering habits, including the type of water you are using (tap, distilled, etc.). If the plant is being grown in water, it could be that you need to change the water more frequently to prevent the build up of harmful bacteria. Try replacing all the water and see if that helps.
I do appreciate your comment about the chlorine and floride in the water - but I would have liked to have heard how to prevent or how to stop what happened to my lucky bamboo! It was a single shoot that I found lying on the floor at West Edm Mall of all places. Took it home and immediately put it into a container as you describe with rocks on the bottom. It was nicely curled and seemed to do well considering it;s start-out!
Suddenly after more than a full year in water in my bathroom where I was recommended to put it, the water was changed relatively regularly - the whole stem turned yellow very quickly. We tried to cut and save the stem, but then we were lucky to find an article that explained how to manage to keep the
top leafy part still alive! That is all that is left of my lucky bamboo with it's interesting curled stalk.
Mine has 9 stalks, bought through The Grommet a year ago. Never changed water but I use bottled water. I keep it in the bathroom window which faces west, but filtered light through the forest. It is very happy there. I take it with us in the motorhome on trips and it loves that too. Not sure it brings “luck” but it’s a stunningly beautiful plant!
I've had a single stalk plant in a glass vase with no gravel for 5 years and have never changed the water.
I've just added water to keep the roots covered.
One time it started fading, I changed from tap water to filtered water and it recovered.
I bought one a few months ago, and it was doing fine. However, recently I noticed that the tips of some of the leaves have turned brown, but the stalks still are a nice green. What am I doing wrong?
Hi Christine - I am far from an expert but if what they say about chlorine and floride which is in almost all drinking water, maybe I should have and you need to get a bottle of filtered water that eliminates the above two chemicals. Like one of the other readers indicated, that helped them.
Assuming you haven’t moved the plant into weaker or stronger light, watered it more or less, or exposed it to warmer or colder temperatures than it had been enjoying before, the issue could be due to something in the water. If you are using tap water, it may contain salts or chemicals (such as fluoride) that are harmless to us but that will build up in plants over time. These chemicals can cause browning leaf tips. Refresh the water in your bamboo plant’s container and clean off any algae or other residue, and consider using filtered water for your plant.