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Golden Crookstem Bamboo brown leaf tips

I've bought three phyllostachys auresulcata f. aureocaulis bamboo in 10 litre size pots which were delivered on thursday. I've been watering them everyday till the water drains out of the pot, around 2 litres per pot, since it's been hot. However, quite a few leaves have brown tips and a quite a few leaves are also being shed. I have no idea exactly how many were like this at the time of delivery and whether it's gotten worse since then. Would you have any idea why this might be happening? They've been getting around 6 hours or more of sun. I am also planting them in a very large container tomorrow full of a 50/50 multi-purpose compost and topsoil mix along with some slow release fertiliser granules of 17-9-11, will the problem stop after this?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,102
    It will certainly enjoy the move to a bigger pot.

    They aren’t particularly tidy plants. They drop leaves throughout the year.

    If it helps, here is a photo of mine this morning. It’s been in its pot for five years and has just about filled it.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pansyface said:
    It will certainly enjoy the move to a bigger pot.

    They aren’t particularly tidy plants. They drop leaves throughout the year.

    If it helps, here is a photo of mine this morning. It’s been in its pot for five years and has just about filled it.


    Thanks for the photo, it makes me more relieved to see that it's a fairly normal condition
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