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Lucky Bamboo

Classification: Feng shui plant

Character: Evergreen plant with upright slender stem

Safe for pets? Yes

Varieties:

  • Dracaena braunii
  • Dracaena sanderiana

Plant Care:

  • Temperature: Warm (15 to 22 °C (59 to 72 °F))
  • Light: Low to medium light (less light slower growth). Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Water:
    • If grown hydroponically, keep the stalk soaked in water. If possible, change the water on a frequent basis to prevent algae growth especially in warm climate. Ideally use distilled water.
    • If grown in soil, keep the soil moist but not soggy.
  • Soil: Well-drained soil like Serbajadi Potting Soil (5L)
  • Fertilizer: Mild diluted liquid fertilizer like Serbajadi Plant Food Foliar Growing Supreme 26 Liquid Fertilisers (500ml).

Plant issues:

  • Leaves with brown tips: Lack of humidity.
  • Yellow leaves: Either natural aging, high salt level in water, too much light or too much fertilizer.
  • Stalks yellow from bottom up: Too much fertilizer.
  • Thinning stalk: Too little light
  • Yellow, brown or mushy stalks: Either root-rot from over-fertilization or over-watering (plants potted in soil) or fungus or bacteria problem. Remove stalk to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Algae growth (if grown hydroponically): Too much light penetrated into the glass (especially clear glass). Just clean it out and replace water.

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