To enjoy your plant, follow the instructions below to ensure you don’t bruise or harm it while unpacking it.
1) Carefully remove the plastic rubber and moist cotton or paper from around the bamboo roots.
2) Remove the provided rocks from the plastic bag if any. Add them to the container if needed.
3) Although the bamboo does not need much water to survive, the roots should always be covered with water. Replenish the vase with fresh water every 7-10 days for best results. Tap water is okay for the bamboo plant to drink, as long as chlorine levels are low. If they are not low or if you are unsure, leave tap water out overnight and the chlorine will evaporate before you use it to water your lucky bamboo.
4) Lucky bamboo requires moderate or indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, so avoid it when possible.
5) Lucky bamboo thrives in temperatures anywhere from 65-95°F, so it makes a great office or house plant.
6) If you want to feed it a fertilizer, use a liquid houseplant fertilizer every 3-4 weeks.
7) Your lucky bamboo should be green, but if any of the stem is yellow this indicates it is sick. Remove the yellow part of the stem or the stem completely so it does not spread to the rest of the plant.
- 8) If roots become too tight in the container, repot the bamboo into a larger container.