why does my lucky bamboo turn yellow

Lucky Bamboo will do best with moderate levels of indirect light. Do not expose plant to direct sunlight, such as a sunny windowsill. The direct sunlight is too strong for the plant and cause the leaves to warp and the leaves will turn brown. Lucky Bamboo should always be keep indoors. We highly recommend bottled water or filtered water. Tap water contains chlorine that will cause the tip of the leaves to turn brown.


If you must use tap water, you can eliminated most of the chlorine and chemical by letting it sit 24 hours before adding it to the plant. To prevent the roots from drying, always keep the water level at least 1" high. Do not submerge the plants completely underneath the water. The top of the stalk much be expose to air so that it can breathe properly. Change the water every 14 days to prevent the roots from rotting.


Only use plant food or fertilizers made specifically for Lucky Bamboo such as. Lucky bamboo do not require any nutrients or fertilizers. It can last for years with clean water. Plant food or fertilizer can help aid the health of Lucky Bamboo plants.
Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) can bring luck, love, friendship or property to your life, according to the tradition of Feng Shui. That makes it a popular housewarming gift.


The plants don't require much maintenance, but they won't thrive without the right types of light and water. One of the first signs of a sick bamboo is yellowing of the leaves. Yellowing stems are more severe and often signify your plant has a serious problem. Correcting your plant's living conditions often can bring it back to life and help it's verdant, green color to return.

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