Bamboo Plants Leaves Have Brown Tips - Knowledgebase Question

Valley Stream, NY
Question by daleyspecial
April 9, 2002
This plant is growing high ok but its leaves are brown around the edges I use a moisture meter to determine when to water and the soil feels moist but somehow this is happening to its leaves.... it is on a table near a large window in a sunny room. Please advise if it needs more water or less or whatever?


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Answer from NGA
April 9, 2002

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now that the days are growing longer and brighter. Some bamboos prefer ample light, some prefer more moderate but still bright light and others do better with less light. This would depend on the variety and you might experiment with gradual changes (moving the plant back a bit, adding a sheer curtain, changing the exposure) if you suspect this is the problem.

Finally, what you are seeing may be natural. In spring, bamboos will lose some older foliage which is then replaced/balanced by the new incoming growth. Perhaps you will be able see if this seems to be the pattern.

I hope this helps you troubleshoot.


now that the days are growing longer and brighter. Some bamboos prefer ample light, some prefer more moderate but still bright light and others do better with less light. This would depend on the variety and you might experiment with gradual changes (moving the plant back a bit, adding a sheer curtain, changing the exposure) if you suspect this is the problem.

Finally, what you are seeing may be natural. In spring, bamboos will lose some older foliage which is then replaced/balanced by the new incoming growth. Perhaps you will be able see if this seems to be the pattern.

I hope this helps you troubleshoot.


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