Dracaena sanderiana, that is indoor bamboo especially appreciated among fans of Feng Shui. Say she brings home good luck, prosperity and fills the room with positive energy.

How to care for plants

Indoor bamboo can hardly be confused with any other plant. He can be quite original view – for example, the spiral twisted stem, or a composition of straight stalks with leaves on top.

One of the reasons for the popularity of dracaena is its simplicity. For the growth of bamboo need a diffuse light, the pebbles that simultaneously help to fix the bamboo in the vessel and act as drainage, and clean water. The water should be changed from time to time, and the stones and the vase can be washed. If the plant you want to plant in the ground, you should choose a soil mixture composed of peat, turf, coarse sand and compost in equal parts.

Care for dracaena require minimum. It feels good in the remote corners of the apartment and even in the bathroom. But the best option for her would be a place where the sunlight is pale, absent-minded. The plant would not require compliance with special temperature regime – it easily survive the range from +7 to +35oC.

Why indoor bamboo can turn yellow

If the plant is yellowing, it may be due to increased salt content in the water or is it just too hard. It may be true that indoor bamboo exposed to direct rays of the sun, and in this case it should slightly move to the action of the sun was gentle.

The reason for the yellowing leaves may be a fungal infection. From diseased plants need to remove those leaves which appeared yellow spots – they are better to cut with a sharp knife. You must process the sections antifungal agent, you can use charcoal, finely pounded.

Dracaena sanderiana is extremely negative attitude to the overabundance of dressing. From a large amount of fertilizer the plant can also begin to turn yellow, so need less zealous. Feeding the plant enough to give once a month. If the room where is always bamboo, the air is too dry, the plant should regularly spray or wipe the leaves with a wet sponge.

To give the appearance of the plants of grace it is necessary to perform regular pruning of the leaves. Not touching the main stem, cut only branches – the distance should be 4-5 cm from the stem. The trimmed leaves can be placed in water and grow as an independent plant.