bambo plant - Knowledgebase Question

peoria, Ar
Question by jmac1242
June 30, 2010
2 year old bamboowith lots of new growth,however tips of leaves turning yellow also leaves not very green


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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Yellow leaves can be caused by many things including lack of nitrogen, insufficient light, water-logged soil (plant roots need oxygen to thrive), dry soil, or iron deficiency. If the older bottom leaves are yellow, but new growth is green, it's usually a lack of nitrogen. If new leaves are yellow, with green veins, it's usually a lack of iron. (Lack of nitrogen is a more common problem than lack of iron.) Soil should be kept moderately moist (but not wet). Finally, transplant shock can contribute to yellowing. If new growth shows up as green, that might be the problem. Try to isolate each of these possibilities one at a time to determine the problem. I wouldn't recommend fertilizing in the midst of summer heat, wait until mid to late September to apply. Good luck!

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