Tips for care - Lucky Bamboo
A Lucky Bamboo plant is made up of cut stalks of a Dracaena sanderiana and is native to West Africa and Eastern Asia. It is a very easy to care indoor plant and is also a good gift plant. In Feng Shui, it is considered that the Lucky Bamboo plant brings prosperity and good fortune to a home or business. A Lucky Bamboo arrangement with three stalks is supposed to bring happiness, with five stalks is supposed to bring wealth, and one with six stalks brings health. One with four stalks is not considered good as the letter four means death in Chinese.
Watering Requirement – Watering a Lucky Bamboo plant takes a little time and care. Keep the marbles and pebbles in your vase covered with water at all times. Add water to the container weekly to keep the proper level. Once a month, remove the Lucky Bamboo plant from the water, rinse the roots, pebbles, and marbles with fresh water, and then put the arrangement back together. Avoid using water high in fluoride or chlorine.
Light Requirement – A Lucky Bamboo plant survives in low light but does better in medium indirect light. Pale leaves indicate the plant is not getting enough light. Avoid placing a Lucky Bamboo plant in the direct sun.
Propagation – Propagate Lucky Bamboo using cane cuttings.
Fertilization – Fertilize monthly in the spring and summer with an African Violet plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Excessive fertilizer causes the leaves to turn yellow.
Maximum Reachable height: Up to 4 feet
Common name(s): Lucky Bamboo, Sanders dracaena, Ribbon dracaena, Curly bamboo, Chinese water bamboo, Friendship bamboo, Goddess of Mercy plant, Belgian evergreen, Ribbon plant.