Smelly roots?

jtizzle10February 3, 2007

when i change the watter today i can smell something really bad so i took out the plants and near the bottom is black. what do i do?

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Wash and bleach the container thoroughly. Place the plant (roots) in a bowl of water that has a small amount of bleach mixed with plenty of water. Rinse. Cut off any obviously dead and mushy roots. You can also put some hydrogen peroxide in the plant water when you refill it. If your container holds about a cup of water, use a tsp. or so of the peroxide.

The water should be changed regularly to avoid the smelly, anaerobic conditions.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2007 at 10:21AM
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babakamini

my bamboo leaves are getting yellow and it's roots also smells bad and something like jelly is on the roost, i was wondering can i cut off the roots?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 12:59PM
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raweseus

@Babakamini you can just do what rhizo_1 suggested.

Just confirming, rhizo_1, that's 1tsp 3% hydrogen peroxide right?

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 3:37AM
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