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By Chung

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

I bought a Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra 12 weeks ago. I repotted it straight away into a much larger pot. I put good drainage in and a mixture of soil & compost ( reccommended), watered well but now the leaves are turning yellow to brown and it doesn't look at all well. Can anyone suggest why this is happening?

On plant Phyllostachys nigra

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when you bought it had it been kept in a sheltered area--- I've seen them in poly tunnel/netted tunnels--- if so the recent cold wind rain and frosts( its gastly today) would not do it any good at all. could you provide any shelter at all for it-- in a greenhouse if possible-- until the weather improves, it could take a long while to recover but even if you get no more leaves you may get a new shoot from the roots-- look after it and don't give up!

8 May, 2010


thank your for help. I will try what you suggest and keep you posted.

8 May, 2010


Just an up-date on my Bamboo that had lost the will to live!!!! - I have kept it in a sheltered position and it appears to be doing well, however I am taking the odd dead brown leaf off but I am going to perevere and leave it where it is. I have added a couple of pictures of my other bamboo's Golden Bamboo (Phyllostachys Aurea) I was told this was an easy bamboo to grow! We will see. My other is Bambusa Metake - Pseudossa Japonica this is striking plant and I love the movement of it when I'm sat in my conservatory watching the birds.

28 Jun, 2010


mine do lose the odd leaf and I was told to leave a few on top of the soil as they contain silica? ( it was a while ago) that the plants need, they seem to be doing better so good luck with them
your Acers looking well too, mine doesn't like my windy garden

28 Jun, 2010

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