Bamboo plants are relatively low-maintenance, needing little personal care. After purchasing a healthy plant, follow the steps below to maintain it.
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Things you need
- Aquarium plant food
Water the bamboo plant with filtered water or rain water to avoid the chemicals in tap water. For an even healthier plant, use soiled water from a fish tank or bowl.
Keep the water level in the container high. It should never be less than half-filled. The roots of the plants must be completely submerged.
Empty the water, and refill about once a week.
Allow the bamboo plants indirect light at a moderate level. Bamboo grows in thick, shady forests. Too much light will kill the plant. The plant will turn yellow if it is too dry.
Feed the bamboo plant a few drops of aquarium plant food about once a month. Do this by changing the water.
If the bamboo plant is kept in a soil pot instead of water, make sure the soil is constantly damp, but not over soaked. If the top inch of soil is dry then it's time to water.