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Lucky Bamboo Water Has Slimey Build Up - Why?
Ask the Expert: my bamboo plant is turning yellow
My bamboo plant's leaves are turning yellow, and it seems to have some kind of oily slime building up on the surface of the water. I have emptied the water, run warm water over the roots, and bleached the pot it was in. When I put water back in, I boiled it and let it return to room temp. to cleanse it before adding it to the plant. Now the slime is coming back! Help! I love this plant and don't want to lose it!!! Lisa
You may have an algae problem.Â The best thing to do is place the lucky bamboo in an opaque container.Â Algae must have sunlight to grow.Â By placing it in a container that does not allow light, you will keep the algae from growing.Â Clean the new opaque pot with soapy water and rinse thoroughly.Â While the pot is drying, gently clean the lucky bamboo stalks with a moist towel.Â Place the lucky bamboo stalks back in the container and fill with distilled water.Â Do not fertilize the lucky bamboo.
If this does not work, we will need to examine the stalks for insects which can also produce a sticky substance.