When it comes to light, lucky bamboo prefers bright, filtered sunlight, such as what is found under a rainforest canopy. Whether you choose lucky bamboo because of its significance in terms of feng shui or vastu shastra, or whether you choose it simply because it's beautiful and easy to care for, you really can't go wrong with this lovely plant. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 12, 2019: Nell Rose yes this plant is amazing and has captured the hearts of many around the world. Audrey. The plant has become the most popular indoor plant in certain parts of India, where the plants are usually imported from China and Taiwan. A very popular gift. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 14, 2014: DDE thank you for stopping by and your vote up. rebeccamealey they are Lucky Bamboo that is supposed to bring in good luck. Question: If my lucky bamboo dies, will I now have bad luck? Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 12, 2014: WiccanSage thank you, the luck factor differs with numbers!! Please feel free to place order before 4:30pm. Question: Can lucky bamboo be used to make bamboo straws? Answer: Yes, you can keep it in your home. Thanks for the information and education. Thank you for an informative article, Thank you for the info i have two bamboo plants. The roots of the plant should be submerged. Do not place the plant in direct sunlight. Jackie Lynnley thank you and yes they look great anywhere. Change the water every one to two weeks in order to prevent rotting. The five lucky bamboo stems of 4", 6" and 8" tightly grouped together form a family of bamboo. Placing the plant in the southeast is supposed to attract wealth and prosperity. Thank you! Also, any tips to revive the plant in general? It belongs to the same family as the lily. Question: Can I buy the Lucky Bamboo plant on our own, or should it be gifted? A sought-after gift for new companies and business endeavors. Brings positive energy for overall health. Answer: The flowering of the lucky bamboo is good. I will definitely have to try to grow this plant not only because it is attractive and easy to care for but it brings good luck too! I find it fascinating that it was named after an English gardener. Question: Does lucky bamboo attract mosquitoes due to the stagnant water? Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on July 24, 2019: Hilary Hsieh thank you, it must be wonderful being surrounded by bamboo plants. Despite the common belief, lucky bamboo is not bamboo at all. vote up and share. Good, useful and delightful hub. Turned into a wooden stick as compared to the other 2 green ones. Order all menu items online from Lucky Bamboo - Richardson for takeout. Answer: Yes, lucky bamboo can attract mosquitoes. Properly cared for, it can grow to about 2 to 3 feet in height. Faith Reaper I think you are referring to the actual Bamboo plant, the Lucky Bamboo is not a Bamboo at all! This popular plant is finding its way into more homes and offices for its durability and easy maintenance. Lucky bamboo is a great indoor plant that is very easy to grow. Can I keep the plant in my home? Keep it out of hot, direct sun. Question: What type of liquid fertilizers can be added to a Lucky Bamboo Plant? Question: Some of my bamboo has turned bad, meaning that the layers of bamboo have reduced. Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 13, 2014: I've never heard of Lucky Bamboo before. Lucky bamboo Bunching. Of course, you can also pot it into soil for more robust growth. It is multiplied by cutting a part of the stem just above the eye. Say 6 stalks and 21 stalks in separate pots? How long does it long for bamboos to rot? It's good to know. As I grew up in a Taiwanese family, I often saw these around my house throughout my life. If there is too much or not enough light the leaves suffer (see Lucky Bamboo Problems section if you think you have light related issues).. For good growth, light shade is best for these houseplants Answer: You can buy the Lucky Bamboo plant, it brings good luck, even if it is not gifted. This is so interesting and informative and didn't know about the numbers of bamboo or luck behind them. I have these plants in the house just because I find them quite pretty and easy to maintain. Growing well. How do I get the stalk to become thicker? Prosperity and Wealth – If the lucky bamboo is placed in the southeast direction, it attracts prosperity and wealth for the family; Harmony – The lucky bamboo itself brings harmony because it has all five elements of the Feng Shui. how does this affect my Feng Shui? Fill the bottom of a container with pebbles and add enough water to rise to a couple of inches above the pebbles. Question: What kind of water should I use for my Lucky Bamboo? Thank you for your many votes. Answer: Use water that does not have chemicals in it. To harness the full power of feng shui, an arrangement of lucky bamboo should represent all five elements. Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on May 25, 2016: What a co-incident. I have seen these bamboo arrangements before, but I didn't know anything about them. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 20, 2014: suzettenaples thank you for stopping by, the vote and share, much appreciated. Question: Is it true that you can't keep the lucky bamboo in the bedroom? Not only does it do well in soil, but it does well in plain water, as well. Attracts positive energy in the five areas of life: emotional, intuitive, mental, physical, and spiritual. "Vastu for home interiors: 10+ best indoor plants for a positive household." It's also considered to be an auspicious plant that brings good luck according to the principles of feng shui and vastu shastra. Taken together, the phrase refers to the science or study of architecture and design. Great hub with so much detailed information. Question: Are 18 sticks of a bamboo plant a good sign? I had a bamboo plant that flourished when I put it under fluorescent lights in my office! A powerful blessing for great wealth and strong health. I had never seen or known the plant. Here’s a fun fact: lucky bamboo isn’t actually bamboo! Dracaena sanderiana is often confused with Dracaena braunii, a plant from coastal West Africa with flowers 5 times shorter than those of D. It has become widely popular due to its ability to intertwine eastern mysticism with western new age culture. Vinaya Ghimire thank you and am glad you got to know more about this plant. Good Health – A lucky bamboo plant kept in the Eastern part of a home or building attracts good health. Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 25, 2019: Extremely valuable information about the bamboo plants and their significance. 4:30PM to 8:30PM. travmaj thank you for reading and leaving a comment. Glad I found out; maybe it’s not to late to save. vocalcoach am happy this plant brings a peaceful feeling. I thought it fascinating that the Lucky Bamboo is actually Lily plants! The Chinese name for this plant is fu gui zhu. Your order. mary615 thank you and am sure the plant will survive under your great care! pin and tweet, much appreciated. Is it bad luck to keep it? Nithya...I love this hub. Planted them in soil. Did You Know? Question: Can the lucky bamboo plant grow in water or is soil necessary? Answer: Use liquid fertilizers made specifically for Lucky Bamboo plants. Should I remove it and turn it into a 2 stalked bamboo? Answer: The stalks can turn yellow if the plant receives too much sunlight, too much fertilizer, or any external injury. Low light is no light. I am not sure what kind of bamboo it is. Answer: According to Feng Shui, the Lucky Bamboo plant attracts positive energy that is supposed to bring good health, peace, happiness, prosperity, longevity and good luck into the home that has this plant. Thanks for the share too, much appreciated. For each of the following afflictions, I have described the appearance, possible causes, and proper course of treatment. Yesterday, I spotted lucky bamboo in a store. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on February 25, 2019: Thank you Chitrangada for reading and commenting, much appreciated. Place the plant away from the direct heat of the sun, do not place the plant directly in the path of an air conditioning vent. Nice to know more about them. The proper nutrients will help the plant be resistant to disease. "Fu" means luck and fortune, "gui" means power and honor, and "zhu" means bamboo. Will share! Answer: Remove the one that has stopped growing. Lots of interesting information. Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. - Thanks! It doesn't need much attention but it sure does bring much needed beauty to the room. Wow! But I don't know much about the details until I read your article. Look for a stalk that has at least two nodes (horizontal section dividers), and look for an offshoot that is at least 4 to 6 inches tall. V+ and Shared. Question: How should I choose lucky bamboo? Lucky bamboo is a popular and common houseplant, but unlike many others, it’s very easy to care for and doesn’t need to be planted in soil: It can survive in just a few inches of water! $15.99 $ 15. I’ve found it to do best in low to medium or medium light conditions. I am amazed with all the information you provide. 99. Thanks. Originated in Central Africa, Lucky Bamboo is currently one of the most popular houseplants in certain regions of India. Voted up! I found that very interesting & Love this plant. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 27, 2014: CrisSp thank you, great that you have these plants at home, wishing you more and more good luck!! Hackslap am happy that it has made a difference for you. If you see any mosquito breeding change the water immediately. they are lovely plants, now that I know more about it I'll certainly get one, I'm slowly getting back to growing house plants again, thank you for this. Thank you. Represents a wish for a life of perfection, happiness, and completeness. Thanks for the good info about them. This was fascinating, I had never heard of Lucky Bamboo! April 30, 2018. East: When placed in East, the lucky bamboo plant helps attract awesome health for family members. Thanks for sharing the interesting information, Vellur. I love learning about new flowers and plants, and this one was amazing, I will look out for it. Usually, you will find lucky bamboo stems woven or bunched together before being placed in a container. It is given for a wide range of occasions—from birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries to job promotions, academic achievements, awards, and any other auspicious occasion. Lucky Bamboo grow … You currently have no items in your cart. Thank you for stopping by. I didn't know about how lucky the bamboo is. Also thank you for following me. The botanical name of lucky bamboo is Dracena sanderiana. After a few days you will see roots growing out at the base. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 25, 2016: A friend gave us a pot of them with at least 10 stalks and they are curved in design. Your hub is very interesting and informative and it will benefit them. Question: Does lucky bamboo produce oxygen? Question: What is the difference between spiral bamboo and lucky bamboo? They grow together. OPEN. The ironic thing about Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is that it isn’t a true aquatic plant at all.It’s not even really a species of bamboo. I also learned about Feng shui. suajaya venkatesh yes indeed. This gift expresses love and affection. But now I live with my daughter and would love to have a small plant in my room. Since the lucky bamboo does not bloom, you can propagate it at any time. 2 Stalks: 2 is a lucky number as per Chinese beliefs. It blooms for several years after maturing. on May 15, 2014: I have always had lucky bamboo in my home. Hence, a bamboo plant here will help strengthen the finance & bring in more money in to the family. I bought Lucky plant not long ago. I think it was exposed to sunlight and hence burnt a bit. Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 27, 2016: Came back to read your wonderful hub once again. ", "Vastu for home interiors: 10+ best indoor plants for a positive household. The quandary of 'What do I get them?!' Like most plants belonging to the Dracaena family, they dislike harsh sunlight and no light locations. Subtotal $0.00. The bottom part of the offshoot will be sitting in water, and you don't want the leaves to rot. Here is a chart that decodes the meaning of each number. Question: What do I do with my lucky bamboo that has 4 stalks? It is Dracaena sanderiana of the lily family. Answer: Rotting of the Lucky Bamboo does not alter anything. I have little light in the room and wonder if it will grow okay. Its popularity has resulted from its easy care, growing very well in water, no soil needed, and it is known for bringing luck and good feng shui. Lucky bamboo is not actually bamboo. sanderiana.. Bamboo and lucky bamboo are commonly used in feng shui redesigns based on this principle of energy flow and because they look lovely. I accidentally left mine in an east facing window last July for about an hour (I’m in the Arizona desert) & a little bit of the foliage burned. As for the Lucky Bamboo tree, it has been hugely popular in Asian culture where it has been considered a symbol of good fortune for well over four millennia. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 28, 2016: Peggy W thank you for your visit and share. May 29, 2017 - Explore Connie's board "Bamboo plants" on Pinterest. FREE Shipping. When provided with direct sunlight and pure water, the lucky bamboo plants can survive for nearly a decade. This tropical foliage plant from Southeast Asia in the Dracaena family is known for its bright green, notched stems, similar to real bamboo. The latter, though, belongs to a completely different family. I have a small one of these plants in my kitchen and it is such a nice delicate green. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on October 13, 2014: ocfireflies(Kim) thank you for reading. great info! The family is the center of life. Jm Bamboo 10 Stalks of 8 Inches Straight Lucky Bamboo for Gifts or Fengshui. Question: Why are the leaves on my plant turning yellow? Hello I've just bought 2 of theses from Ikea something draw me towards them caint wait to get a pretty vase and put this in my window, I have 1 bamboo plant in it's original small pot, which has sent out two other shoots. At Lucky Bamboo Asian Cuisine, we proudly serve quality cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere with exemplary customer service. Answer: Yes, all plants produce oxygen during photosynthesis. Question: Originally I had a bamboo plant with 3 stalks. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on October 08, 2014: Gypsy Rose Lee thank you for reading and for the share. Now you can plant this in water or soil and let it grow. Fascinatingly, lucky bamboo is not actually a bamboo plant at all. nell. Oct 31, 2018 - Explore Krystal Chocolate DivaSauce's board "LUCKY BAMBOO", followed by 634 people on Pinterest. Question: Are there any adverse effects to having a Lucky Bamboo? "How to Remove Algae From Lucky Bamboo Stones. I am looking forward to asking her about this bamboo, as I'm sure she would be knowledgeable on it. Passing it along. A small, bamboo-like plant often sold in decorative containers, lucky bamboo is thought to attract abundance in many areas of life. Can I trim them down and start anew? I will forward this Hub to my neighbor who is a Bonsai fanatic. Thank you for the share. Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 08, 2014: Great hub. It should be placed in a spot where it receives bright but indirect sunlight. If planted in the ground, it loses its bamboo-like look and it would fill with a leaf-like shape like other dragon trees. And they're easy to care for. Thank you for the information, I did not know about the 21 lucky stalk bamboo. Fascinatingly, lucky bamboo is not actually a bamboo plant at all. :-). Fill a container with tap water and leave it uncovered overnight. Passing this on. Someone gave me a lucky bamboo for Christmas. Never given as a gift. A perennial herb reaching a height of 100 cm (39 in), the plant has slightly twisted leaves of grey-green colour, with a length of which is up to 23 cm (9 in). Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 12, 2014: I don't think we have it here in America, but i would love to have the curley lucky bamboos plant for the inside of my home.  It was named after the German–English gardener Henry Frederick Conrad Sander (1847–1920). Wonderful hub and voted Up, useful, awesome, interesting and sharing. Agniv Saha any number of lucky bamboo stalks other than 4 is good luck. $14.50 $ 14. I am quite surprised and your approach tot his topic is so well understood. Tuesday to Sunday . The plant is commonly marketed as "lucky bamboo". Lucky bamboo plants are not bamboos at all; they are part of the lily family. Dracaena sanderiana and its related varieties are popular houseplants. The curly form of the plant is beautiful! Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on November 28, 2019: Thank you Lora, I am glad you liked this article. Thanks for sharing. :). Nature & Garden.com. Taxes … The water should always look clear and smell fresh. Paola Bassanese from London on February 08, 2018: I have bought six stalks of lucky bamboo, I need all the luck in the world because I’m moving house! Hello my wife bought a bamboo for me with 5 stalks but only 3 of them grew others dry not the plant is tall the weird thing is I keep it on the dirt base and I put into a glass one with dirt fill the glass with water and still grew. billybuc thank you for your visit, this plant is well known for it's good luck factor!! ChitrangadaSharan thank you, yes these plants are great to have. fpherj48 thank you for reading and great that you are getting one for yourself, wishing you all the luck in this world! Thank you my friend - Audrey. Answer: Yes, 18 stalks of Lucky Bamboo are supposed to bring prosperity. Make sure the cut portion is healthy to replant. A graduate in botany, Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about plants that help sustain life on planet Earth. Place the new cutting in a container with water (distilled or purified water is best). ; Earth: The rocks filling the lucky bamboo container or vase create the foundation of growth for the plant, thereby representing the earth element. I have read this earlier and your updated version is even more better. Can water gel balls be placed in the container along with water? vibesites thank you for reading, they are great as gifts. Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. Question: Why was the Lucky Bamboo plant named that? Very cool, thanks for sharing. We actually have bamboo growing in one spot towards the back of our yard. Wood: The lucky bamboo plant (as do all plants) expresses the feng shui wood element. Voted up+ and shared. The main stem is nearly as tall as I am 5'7", and am wondering whether I need to take top out of it, or put it into another pot. Haydee Anderson from Hermosa Beach on May 12, 2014: Geez, I can't believe I haven't heard of Lucky Bamboo until now. This is a fascinating article, Nithya, about Lucky Bamboo. Answer: The name of the bamboo that is used to make straws is Buluh Bamboo. It tolerates dry air and does not require constant spraying. It has done very well and adds beauty along with a peaceful feeling. The best Chinese in Richardson, TX. The curly bamboo is cool!! This 2 stalks of lucky bamboo are generally presented to lovers or as a wedding gift for newly-wed couples. Lucky Bamboo is often billed as a low light houseplant. The small plant has been a staple for good luck. According to the principles of feng shui, the positive energy of the plant differs depending on the number of stalks that are bound together. Brings happiness, long life, and career promotions. vibesites from United States on November 05, 2014: I love those lucky bamboos! Select pots that have drainage holes in them to prevent the roots from getting waterlogged. I did not even know it was called that, nor did I know it is not really bamboo. Lucky bamboo, also called “Chinese Culm” is actually native to Africa. Very Much Enjoyed. Harry from Sydney, Australia on May 12, 2014: Im a believer in Feng Shui and have 3 lucky bamboos in my house ..one's an 8-stalk ..one's a single stem and one's a 3-stem ...I can certainly say they have made a difference over the past few months I've owned them .. FYI ..there're the rare and expensive 21-stalk lucky bamboos too..