Mine have been in water for the past 9 months. I have tried having a few of them during the last few years. The first one lasted around 10 months â€“ turned yellow and died off The second batch â€“ was purchased after a lot of research and so they got - a change of bottled water every week (as it advised not to use tap water) - a liquid fertiliser once a month - a change of location once in three weeks (window seal / inside table) Some say it lives in water for long. I planted 5 in soil 4 died one is doing ok â€“ but not growing as fast as the one in water. I read in one site that is you leave it in water for long it will eventually die. So now I am wondering â€“ should I transfer them all to soil as one of them have already turned yellow ?? Can I do it now ?? Any help to avoid another bunch of yellow bamboos will be very much appreciated.