Lucky bamboo is a relatively easy plant to care for and will thrive in a light-filled home. It grows best in bright light. While it can tolerate lower light levels, it won't grow very much without a lot of bright light.
How to Grow in Water
Fill the bottom of a container with pebbles and add enough water to rise to a couple of inches above the pebbles. The roots of the plant should be submerged.
Change the water every one to two weeks in order to prevent rotting. The water should always look clear and smell fresh.
How to Grow in Soil
Use well-aerated potting soil with good drainage.
Water so that the soil is kept moist but not waterlogged.
Do's & Don'ts:
Container size: Choose a container that allows for at least one inch of space all the way around the plant so that the roots have room to spread.
Light: Lucky bamboos are indoor plants. Place the plant in bright but indirect light. This plant cannot survive under direct sunlight; it will burn. You may need to periodically rotate the plant so that all sides receive equal light.
Temperature: Keep the plant within a temperature range of 65℉ and 90℉. Do not place the plant near a heating or cooling vent.
Water: Use water that does not contain chlorine or fluoride. These chemicals can affect the color of the leaves and make them turn yellow or brown.Distilled or purified water is best.If you will use tap water directly from the faucet, let the water sit for 24 hours to allow the chlorine to evaporate.
Fertilizer: You can occasionally add a drop of liquid fertilizer to encourage growth. For best results, use a fertilizer that is specifically formulated for lucky bamboo—but be careful not to over-fertilize. They can live without fertilizer.
Trimming: Remove dead or yellow leaves. Don't worry they will sprout again!
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