How Often Do I Use Green Green Lucky Bamboo Plant Food?

Save

Green Green, by Dong Buk USA, Inc., is a brand of plant fertilizer. This pre-mixed liquid, which contains a mixture of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous, qualifies as a complete fertilizer -- the plant equivalent of a multi-vitamin. Green Green is advertised for use with both indoor and outdoor plants, specifically lucky bamboo plants.

Frequency

  • Add Green Green fertilizer on a weekly basis. Fertilizer should be added after refreshing the water in the plant pot, if you are growing your lucky bamboo hydroponically -- in water, without soil.

Application

  • Apply 2 to 3 drops of Green Green per shoot -- e.g., if your plant has two shoots use 4 to 6 drops. Fertilizer should be added directly to the water in the plant pot. Take care not to spill fertilizer on the exposed plant shoots or leaves as concentrated fertilizer can cause harm to the plant.

Benefits

  • Green Green claims that its fertilizer will prevent disease, brighten coloration and increase healthy growth of young shoots. There is no evidence to support these claims. Use of fertilizer is not essential to lucky bamboo growth as plants will survive without the added nutrients provided by fertilizer.

Considerations

  • David Gerald Hessayon, botanist and author of "The House Plant Expert," advises against the use of plant fertilizers with lucky bamboo. In his book, he states that the plant will thrive without artificial nutrients if growers regularly change the water in the plant pot with a fresh supply of soft water. To make soft water, boil and cool regular tap water or add 1 tsp. of white vinegar for every liter of water. These methods will help neutralize lime content.

Related Searches

References

  • Photo Credit lucky bamboo close up image by Trevor Goodwin from Fotolia.com
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • What Kinds of Vitamins Do Plants Need?

    Vitamins are organic compounds made by combining basic elements found on any periodic table, such as iron and magnesium. Most necessary vitamins...

  • How to Buy Cheap Airline Tickets

    How to Buy Cheap Airline Tickets. With a little forethought and some flexibility, you can reach your favorite destinations without breaking the...

  • How to Buy Green Tea

    Aside from health benefits, quality fresh green tea tastes great. Learn how to buy the best tea without spending too much money.

Related Searches

Check It Out

How to Make a Vertical Clay Pot Garden

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!