I've had my 8-stalk trellised Lucky Bamboo plant for 19 months. I just noticed that one of the stalks has turned yellow, but the leaves on that particular stalk all look green and healthy.
Is it just a matter of time before the leaves on that yellowed stalk all turn yellow? Is this the start of the end for my plant? It is 2-ft tall and I really enjoy looking at it on my kitchen counter while I do the dishes.
I feed it once a month with half-strength liquid Schultz fertilizer (10-15-10), but I withheld doing it in Dec. and Jan. because I read somewhere not to feed houseplants during those two months.
I usually water it about every 7 days but this last watering was late (probably 10-12 days) and that's when I noticed the dry-looking pebbles and sickly-looking stalk.
Do these plants have a short life span?This message has been edited. Last edited by: CA Lori,
Used to have these, as I recall too much fertilizer or too bright a direct light area can both cause the leaves to yellow. Has the lighting changed in your kitchen during the winter, especially if it is just on one side of the plant?
Sounds like you have been doing a pretty good job to keep it a year, however.
Do you rinse the water out of the container and add fresh when watering? Mine did better when doing so, and all my plants did better when setting the tap water out for 24 hours to let the chlorine (or whatever city additives) off gas before using. Bottled or distilled water is always an option too.
It's only one stalk out of 8 that has yellowed. The leaves are all green and healthy looking.
I have never emptied the old water before adding new. I can do that and I can also set the tap water out overnight before adding to the plant. Thanks for your suggestions.
If you notice the root area turning black or slimy, best to cut off that dead part, and see if you can get the good area of that stem into the water somehow?
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