Bamboo Leaves Turning Yellow

Bamboo Leaves Turning Yellow

I live in Hawaii and want to know if yellowish leaves on my bamboo plant are normal or if it's lacking something?

 

Stephane from Guadua Bamboo replied:

When bamboo leaves start to turn yellow it can be caused by several things. The most plausible cause is usually a lack of water or nutrient deficiency. Another reason for bamboo leaves to turn yellow is when bamboo starts to flower.

To fix the problem you may want to irrigate the bamboo clump during dry season or add nitrogen in the form of granular or liquid urea. Fertilizer may also be required depending on your soil fertility level. Of course it is be best to take soil samples and have it analyzed in a local lab to give your more accurate advice.