Why is my fortune plant (lucky bamboo) turning yellow? Is it dying?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (6 posts)
  1. Maria Glensie profile image80
    Maria Glensieposted 3 years ago

    Why is my fortune plant (lucky bamboo) turning yellow? Is it dying?

    I have had this plant on my work desk for months now (since November) and I noticed that one of the three stalks is turning yellow. Help? Is this normal or is there anything I need to to at least bring back its normal green colour?

  2. SouradipSinha profile image82
    SouradipSinhaposted 3 years ago

    There might be lots of reasons for this -
    1. scarcity of water or nutrients
    2. Chlorosis (where the green pigment chlorophyll gets destroyed)
    3. less Sunlight
    Do a thing, place the pot in sunlight and water regularly. If the problem persists, then change the soil. Re-pot the plant with new soil and add a bit of fertilizer.
    Hope the plant will get well soon.smile

    1. Maria Glensie profile image80
      Maria Glensieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your response. Regarding your answers, my plant sits in its glass with water all day and is near my office window. But it's turning yellow maybe because it doesn't have soil? The other two stalks look perfectly fine and green still.

    2. SouradipSinha profile image82
      SouradipSinhaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry I gave a general advise about any plant. Here's a good website I found about Lucky Bamboo.. Please read it.
      http://www.buyluckybamboo.com/lucky-bamboo-care.html

  3. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    Bamboo turns yellow or white when getting too much sun, sick, or getting too much water. Sun light is actually bad for bamboo if your goal is to have those bright green leaves. Pull it to a shady location with minimal sun through a window for a week and see if there are signs of improvement. Also you should only be watering once a week or less. Bamboo is a very forgiving plant. Leave it alone except for minimal watering and it should recoup. Unless you believe the soil is diseased there is no point in stressing the plant out by replanting it until you get it back on track.

  4. connorj profile image80
    connorjposted 3 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/12468653_f260.jpg

    I cannot say with any certainty (after all what is considered lucky?); however, usually yellowing indicates a Nitrogen (N) deficiency. Perhaps adding a Nitrogen (high) fertilizer will "nip it in the bud." Try something similar to an NPK fertilizer of (20-8-8)...

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)