How to Care For Bamboo Plant

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How to Care For Bamboo Plant
Care For Bamboo Plant

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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  • Aquarium plant food
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  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    Empty the water, and refill about once a week.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    Feed the bamboo plant a few drops of aquarium plant food about once a month. Do this by changing the water.

  6. 6

    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.

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