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May 14, 2020 6:38 PM CST
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Mundelein, Illinois 5b

I have purchased this about 2-3 weeks ago. A new leaf emerged from the main stalk. I have it in a 12inch terra-cotta pot. I mist daily, facing a northwest window.

Since the new leaf emerged, one small leaf at the base fell off and now the second is starting to wilt.

The big leaf the new one came out of has started to wilt as well....I'm not sure why...

I water when the terra-cotta pot is not longer wet looking. So far that's been working for me on most my plants.

Do I stake as well with this bamboo or let the leaves not be staked to stand up straight?

I live in some 5b.

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May 15, 2020 4:33 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Not enough light. You need a lot more light than you are getting on the northwest window. Can you find a sunnier window spot on the South or West side of the house?
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May 15, 2020 5:54 AM CST
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Mundelein, Illinois 5b
I can put it in the west window.
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May 15, 2020 8:42 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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They can take a fair amount of sun as long as they are well hydrated. They do need a lot of water, they can even be grown on pond banks. Misting is not required.
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May 15, 2020 8:54 AM CST
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In part, your plant is reacting to the repotting that you did. Be very careful not to over water it now that it is in a larger pot.
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