Once I was done cleaning off the leaves, I could feel the little bamboo was still stressed out. I took the little bamboo to my kitchen and began removing the stones to reveal algae building up around the rocks and the roots. I took everything out of the container. To my surprise, the stocks were wrapped in plastic with only two holes for the roots to come out of. I clipped off all the plastic and the roots covered in algae with disinfected clippers. Then very thoroughly disinfected the rocks. I also disinfected the glass planter. I put everything back and put some new water with plant food into the container.
I wish I had photos of the bamboo when I first took it in and the in between steps. I was a little more preoccupied with saving the bamboo, it didn't occur to me. Here is what the plant looked a week after being cleaned.
Oh! Here is also another bamboo plant that I've had for almost 4 years now. I transplanted it into a new pot that it was out growing around the same time as the one above.
Unfortunately, the green container did not hold water well and started leaking. I think it was also emitting something to the bamboo, as it caused the bamboo to start drooping. So, here it is in its new little purple home. Hopefully it starts to perk up soon.
I'll be following up with this little guys progress. I'm really enjoying the new container. It doesn't leak and contrasts great with the green from the plant. I just hope my resilient bamboo starts looking better soon. But it's a little early to tell. *crossing fingers*
I realized from taking care of these two bamboo plants how much I can learn from gardening and trying to communicate with the plants. I'm really excited to take care of more plants in the future and learning new things from them!