lucky bamboo stalks yellow!!!!

feedmymunkey(z5 NY)October 3, 2005

sigh..ive had the lucky bamboo for a little over a year now and it was very healthy..then classes started for college and i gorgot to water it for a week and a half...so when i looked at it.all three stalks were yellow and mushy...im sure that its probably dead and that theres no hope for it...but this bamboo means a lot to me and its terrible that i neglected it.

BUT. i changed the water..cleaned the pot...and cleaned the mush off the stalks...

AND...theres TWO green leaves still....

SO....is there any hope for my plant?

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kentuck_8b(__)

You may be luckier with a real bamboo.

Wait and see what happens, it sounds like you have done all that you can for it. Keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best. If the worst does happen, try growing a potted bamboo instead, you will be glad you did.

Kt

    Bookmark   October 3, 2005 at 8:19PM
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wanna_run_faster

I pretty much have incredible luck with plants EXCEPT for lucky bamboo and jade plants! I can keep them hanging on for about a year but sooner or later....

    Bookmark   October 3, 2005 at 9:35PM
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koniferkid_nj(6)

Dandelions are pretty easy to grow and care for...

    Bookmark   October 4, 2005 at 12:43AM
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Thuja(zone 4b WI, US)

Last fall, I left mine outside and it froze. The entire thing died and turned to mush except for a small part at its base. It was slow but has grown back. It's planted in soil.

I'm actually going to try growing dandelions indoors for a Russian Tortoise this winter. Problem is dandelion has a long taproot and needs a fair amount of sun.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2005 at 9:05AM
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hello_c_j_here(7 Cary, NC)

I have one thats been in my sunroom for 3 years. It began yellowing... but not to the extent of your situation. I slowly added soil to the water...over about a weeks time untill my planter was a soggy soil mix...seems to add life span to the plant. I read a few articles that say the life span isnt very long and anything over 2 years is exceptional.
Might wanna try a little soil in the mix. I see they sell liguid nutrients for lucky bamboo too. Never tried it though.
Best of luck.
CJ

    Bookmark   October 4, 2005 at 9:43AM
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kentuck_8b(__)

I read somewhere, that someone built a chair out of lucky bamboo. It was left out in the rain, and after a few days, the chair started to grow.

Kt

    Bookmark   October 4, 2005 at 8:22PM
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countrynest(z9)

So,Feedmymonkey, in other words, Lucky bamboo is not a bamboo.
Just like a Rose of Sharon nor a Confederate Rose are not roses.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2005 at 11:59PM
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xxx_Black_Dragon_xxx(California)

There's an Asian Gardening Forum now. :) And CountryNest is right. Lucky bamboo isn't a true bamboo at all.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 8:20PM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Oh no! Lucky bamboo has returned from the dead...

    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 8:22PM
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Thuja(zone 4b WI, US)

Just when you thought it was dead, a rhizome appears... from out of no where, equipped with air channels, it survives even drowning...

    Bookmark   December 22, 2005 at 9:27PM
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rob_e(SA TX 8b)

For luck, i grow hibanobambusa tranquillans shiroshima,
oh! and 4 leaf clovers.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2005 at 12:18PM
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ocimum_nate

you will be lucky if it dies!!
then you will have an excuse to get real bamboo.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2005 at 5:56PM
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linorics

The Yellow leafs can be Lack of nutrients
Giving the plant Nitrogen Fertilizer will bring out dark green color in plants. Give half or less the amount recommended on the package.

Tip: You can add nutrients to water by adding air to the water. Place the water in the blender or shake up the water in a clean jug or cup.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2007 at 4:56AM
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lizzie.huggins

My Lucky Bamboo's stalk is really yellow, and has a scrape on the stalk, it looks infected I'm not sure how to fix it? Please help. i love this bamboo.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 4:35AM
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kentuck_8b(__)

Wrong Forum.

You want the "Lucky" Bamboo forum.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 8:31AM
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botanicalbill(9b SWFlorida)

Lucky Bamboo, not a real bamboo, grows best in soil, not water. If you plant the thing in good soil, it will take off and spread. I planted one in the ground in florida about 8 years ago and it now has about 40+ new stems and is about 3' tall.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 4:36PM
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