Quantity of 1 = a single bamboo plant. Choose 4" or 6".
Lucky bamboo is an indoor plant that is attractive, popular, and easy to care for. It's also considered to be an auspicious plant that brings good luck according to the principles of feng shui and vastu shastra.
The botanical name of lucky bamboo is Dracena sanderiana.
Lucky bamboo has many common names, including curly bamboo, Chinese water bamboo, friendship bamboo, Goddess of Mercy plant, Belgian evergreen, and ribbon plant.
Did you know that lucky bamboo is not actually a bamboo plant at all? It belongs to the same family as the lily, and it is native to the tropical rainforests of Africa and parts of Southeast Asia.
How to Grow in Water
- Fill the bottom of a container with pebbles and add enough water to rise to a couple of inches above the pebbles. The roots of the plant should be submerged.
- Change the water every one to two weeks in order to prevent rotting. The water should always look clear and smell fresh.
How to Grow in Soil
- Use well-aerated potting soil with good drainage.
- Water so that the soil is kept moist but not waterlogged.
Do's & Don'ts:
- Container size: Choose a container that allows for at least one inch of space all the way around the plant so that the roots have room to spread.
- Light: Place the plant in bright but indirect light. This plant cannot survive under direct sunlight; it will burn. You may need to periodically rotate the plant so that all sides receive equal light.
- Temperature: Keep the plant within a temperature range of 65℉ and 90℉. Do not place the plant near a heating or cooling vent.
- Water: Use water that does not contain chlorine or fluoride. These chemicals can affect the color of the leaves and make them turn yellow or brown. Distilled or purified water is best.
- Fertilizer: You can occasionally add a drop of liquid fertilizer to encourage growth. For best results, use a fertilizer that is specifically formulated for lucky bamboo—but be careful not to over-fertilize.
- Trimming: Remove dead or yellow leaves.