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How To Care For Lucky Bamboo House Plants

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Care For Lucky Bamboo House Plants

To decorate your home with houseplants is becoming more and more common. Since bamboo is a plant that is more accepted in home decorating with minimalist lines, it gives a Zen and modern touch. If you have a bamboo plant at home and do not know what you have to do to take care of it, here at, we offer you some simple tips that will teach you How to care for a Lucky bamboo house plant: a houseplant that requires little care and maintenance.

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Steps to follow:


Water your lucky bamboo plant with lots of water. Indoor bamboos are aquatic plants, so they need to be watered with large amounts of water. To make your bamboo healthier, look fresher and keep it looking good, it's better to use filtered water or use rainwater, as well as to avoid any damaging chemicals to your plant.

How To Care For Lucky Bamboo House Plants - Step 1

Fill the bamboo container roughly halfway with water. Remember this aquatic plant needs its roots completely immersed. If you wish, you can plant your bamboo in tanks or aquariums where they are totally immersed and the vitamins in the dirty water will help the plant to grow healthily.


Control the sunlight the bamboo receives. This is a plant that needs little light as it grows naturally in shady places. It is necessary to prevent the bamboo from receiving too much sunlight, either directly or indirectly. Remember: too much light can kill the plant or cause the bamboo to turn yellow.

How To Care For Lucky Bamboo House Plants - Step 3

Change the water regularly. This prevents water contamination which can make the plant fall ill. To prevent this, you can apply drops of food for aquatic plants once a month. This will ensure that your lucky bamboo receives the necessary vitamins to grow healthily.


Properly clean the container which contains the bamboo. It is best not to use soap and water, washing with plenty of water is enough.


Use fertilizers in moderate amounts to avoid pests. Remember not to administer large doses, it may turn the bamboo yellow.


If your Bamboo is a soil bamboo plant instead of water bamboo, ensure that the soil containing the pot is always moist, but not excessively wet. Remember that bamboo is a plant that needs its roots to be constantly soaked. When you see that the top of the potting soil is dry or semi-dry it's time to water the bamboo.


Follow these easy steps on Caring for a bamboo and watch your plant growshealthily.

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Wayne Girton
Yesterday I was given two bamboo plants, species unknown. Both in a narrow container, roots visible in water, no soil at all. I moved them together to a vase with wider bottom, and narrow neck. Poured in their water and added 2-3 ounces of fresh 'worm tea' drained from a basement Red Wiggler worm farm.

Any advice?
Erena Sarich
the top 2inches of my plant is yellow and the very tip looks shrivelled but there are 3 green leaves. the whole plant is about 1 and half ft tall and is in pot with stones. pot is 5inches tall and 2and half in diametr. Bought like that in December 1919, what to do?
Jocelyn V
how can I take a lucky bamboo plants aquatics
Judy Schultz
how do I know if my lucky bamboo is water or dirt plant
good n details...lovely plant have tis error as like the write up
Love these plants sibought my first one. I now have 7 more that were dying because no one was watering them at the store. So had to save them. They are now thriving and beautiful. Want to try the food to keep them healthy. So shopping for so at this time. Your article has helped.
can post the plant photo to me? maybe mine like your case...thanks
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