All Things Gardening forum: Bamboo, clivia, norfolk island pine question

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Aug 19, 2012 6:15 PM CST
I was given bamboo; the kind that is sold in stores from buckets of water. The bamboo was in a dry bucket. one completely yellow and the others reletively green. i PLACED THAM INTO WATER FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS TO GIVE THEM AND THEIR WELL FORMED ROOTS TIME TO SOAK UP WATER AND THAN POTTED THEM IN FAST DRAINING SOIL. tHEY ARE STARTING TO GO YELLOW; IS IT TOO MUCH WATER OR NOT ENOUGH WATER, OR ANOTHER ISSUE?

mY CLIVIAS HAVE BEEN FINE all winter into early spring, then they started going yellow and then brow at the edges. I need to know what to do so that i can stop this progression. I'm not certain what the problem could be or how to remedy this. I posted pictures under a clivia thread somewhere.

My norfolk pine is losing the lower branch green color about half way up. It also was find all winter to early spring, any ideas?
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Aug 24, 2012 8:52 AM CST
There seems to be a lot of good information here:
One thing they mention is that bamboo is very sensitive to chlorine in water. Is your water chlorinated? They say to only use bottled water.
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Sep 1, 2012 1:31 PM CST
I have well water which I set out for at least 24 hours so that anything which can go into the air will leave the water if possible.

So far one stalk is nice and green. The other two went yellow and so I chopped the pots and set them into water again. So far the tops are green. I hope roots develop.

My Norfolk Island Pine is still alive but looking dreadful. Almost half way up it is turning brown. I am visually challenged however do not detect any parasites. I'll ave to get my CCTV camera and try to take a closer look or perhaps ask a friend to look at the tree.

The clivia seem to be getting better.

Thank you very much for the information. I'll stop typing so that I can check out the link.

Sep 1, 2012 1:33 PM CST
Oh, my lucky bamboo is fine, it's the other bamboo which is the challenge.

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