I have read this earlier and your updated version is even more better. Jm Bamboo 10 Stalks of 8 Inches Straight Lucky Bamboo for Gifts or Fengshui. Thank you for stopping by. Answer: Yes, 18 stalks of Lucky Bamboo are supposed to bring prosperity. Your hub is very interesting and informative and it will benefit them. Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 12, 2014: Such an interesting hub! If you see any mosquito breeding change the water immediately. The Chinese name for lucky bamboo is fu gui zhu. I have little light in the room and wonder if it will grow okay. Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on May 16, 2014: I've seen this plant, and thought it looked interesting but never actually bought one. Like most plants belonging to the Dracaena family, they dislike harsh sunlight and no light locations. Question: I have 18 stalk bamboo plant. See more ideas about lucky bamboo, bamboo, lucky bamboo plants. The process takes a long time and requires expertise. You can give it to relatives, friends, and colleagues on many different occasions from birthdays to weddings, anniversaries, job promotions, and academic achievements. Nithya...I love this hub. In China, lucky bamboo is a popular gift. (^_^). Ideal temperature ranges from 15 to 22 °C (59 to 72 °F). Make sure the cut portion is healthy to replant. Audrey. Or leave it alone? The plant is commonly marketed as "lucky bamboo". vocalcoach am happy this plant brings a peaceful feeling. 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 Jackie Lynnley thank you and yes they look great anywhere. Choose a healthy, dark green stalk with a new offshoot growing from the top. It would be a great simple gift that someone who understands its meaning would never forget. Use well-aerated potting soil with good drainage. The reason you and I have come to know it, however, is … Question: Is it good or bad if lucky bamboo begins flowering? Brings an abundance of love as well as double luck. In Chinese, the word for "four" (sì) sound a lot like "death" (sǐ). The five lucky bamboo stems of 4", 6" and 8" tightly grouped together form a family of bamboo. Enjoy their Tropical beauty. I will forward this Hub to my neighbor who is a Bonsai fanatic. As I grew up in a Taiwanese family, I often saw these around my house throughout my life. Answer: No, there are no adverse effects to owning a Lucky Bamboo. Charu Bhatnagar from India on November 07, 2014: Thanks for making this Hub. This is a fascinating article, Nithya, about Lucky Bamboo. 2 Stalks: 2 is a lucky number as per Chinese beliefs. Question: What do I do with my lucky bamboo that has 4 stalks? Fill a container with tap water and leave it uncovered overnight. Thank you for stopping by. Oct 31, 2018 - Explore Krystal Chocolate DivaSauce's board "LUCKY BAMBOO", followed by 634 people on Pinterest. My question is should I transfer it to either water or dirt or should I leave it like it is thank you. It is multiplied by cutting a part of the stem just above the eye. Question: Originally I had a bamboo plant with 3 stalks. billybuc thank you for your visit, this plant is well known for it's good luck factor!! It prefers indirect light and temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. teaches12345 it is beautiful and easy to look after, thank you. Order all menu items online from Lucky Bamboo - Richardson for takeout. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on November 28, 2019: Thank you Lora, I am glad you liked this article. Thank you for sharing a comprehensive article about the lucky bamboo. Lucky Bamboo is often billed as a low light houseplant. The process can take up to a year or more to complete. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 24, 2015: amazmerizing am glad you came to know why your plant was not thriving, thank you for stopping by. When I put it in front of a window, it died!!! It's also considered to be an auspicious plant that brings good luck according to the principles of feng shui and vastu shastra. Question: Can we keep two lucky bamboo plants with different number of stalks in the office. Do not use tap water; instead, use distilled or purified water. So, from a broader perspective, 2 represents love. The proper nutrients will help the plant be resistant to disease. lol! I found it quite interesting when you discussed the bamboo's relationship with Hinduism. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on October 13, 2014: ocfireflies(Kim) thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing too. mary615 thank you and am sure the plant will survive under your great care! It belongs to the same family as the lily, and it is native to the tropical rainforests of Africa and parts of Southeast Asia. It is easy to maintain a lucky bamboo plant, wishing you lots of good luck. vibesites from United States on November 05, 2014: I love those lucky bamboos! Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 12, 2014: You hooked me with the title, since I've never heard of that name. The chemicals in the water will evaporate. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on February 03, 2017: Frances Metcalfe glad you came to know about the Lucky Bamboo through this hub. Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. Lucky bamboo is not actually bamboo. Answer: Yes, you can keep three Bamboo plants in your home. travmaj thank you for reading and leaving a comment. And they're easy to care for. Lucky bamboo is a popular Feng Shui plant. OPEN. Keep it out of hot, direct sun. rebeccamealey they are Lucky Bamboo that is supposed to bring in good luck. amazmerizing from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA on August 23, 2015: Interesting article... now I understand why mine has not been thriving... lol ;) thanks for sharing. Thank you for the information, I did not know about the 21 lucky stalk bamboo. I have seen these bamboo arrangements before, but I didn't know anything about them. Lucky bamboo is an indoor plant that is attractive, popular, and easy to care for. Wow! Vastu shastra is an ancient Hindu system that seeks to integrate architecture with nature. It is a fast-growing variety that matures in two years. Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 25, 2019: Extremely valuable information about the bamboo plants and their significance. But I see that 1 of them has stopped growing completely. Answer: No, you will not have bad luck if your lucky bamboo plant dies. Of course, you can also pot it into soil for more robust growth. Thank you for the vote up too. The plant has become the most popular indoor plant in certain parts of India, where the plants are usually imported from China and Taiwan. The water should always look clear and smell fresh. has just been solved. Nell Rose, thank you. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Low light is no light. I hope you've learned something about how to take care of lucky bamboo, how to treat various problems that can arise, and how to understand its symbolic value in Chinese and Indian traditions. Please feel free to place order before 4:30pm. Planted them in soil. Hilary Hsieh from Georgia on July 23, 2019: This is a wonderfully detailed article about bamboo. Fantastic information, especially about how to care for Lucky Bamboos. Lucky Bamboo care is extremely easy! "How to Remove Algae From Lucky Bamboo Stones. Question: Can lucky bamboo be used to make bamboo straws? I am also planning to place some bamboo in my home! Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on February 25, 2019: Thank you Chitrangada for reading and commenting, much appreciated. Now I really want one. "How to Remove Algae From Lucky Bamboo Stones." Answer: Yes, all plants produce oxygen during photosynthesis. And, although I know they are good luck plants, I never really know more than that until I read this hub. Dracaena Sanderiana, commonly known as Lucky Bamboo, Sander’s Dracaena, Chinese Water Bamboo, Curly Bamboo, or Goddess of Mercy’s Plant, is a species of perennial flowering plants in the Asparagaceae family. Passing this on. Not quite sure if it is identical to yours, will check it out. Also thought to increase fertility. When kept in East direction, the lucky bamboo plant attracts good health for the entire family and when kept in the south-east direction, it attracts money and wealth. 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. This 2 stalks of lucky bamboo are generally presented to lovers or as a wedding gift for newly-wed couples. Question: What type of liquid fertilizers can be added to a Lucky Bamboo Plant?  It was named after the German–English gardener Henry Frederick Conrad Sander (1847–1920). The answer is no—even if you buy the plant for yourself, the luck will still be conveyed. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on January 27, 2016: ChitrangadaSharan thank you for your visit and comment. Not only does it do well in soil, but it does well in plain water, as well. I did not know of the Lucky Bamboo. Now you can plant this in water or soil and let it grow. 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. Very cool, thanks for sharing. "Fu" means luck and fortune, "gui" means power and honor, and "zhu" means bamboo. Represents a wish for a life of perfection, happiness, and completeness. I learned much from reading your excellent article. Answer: You can buy the Lucky Bamboo plant, it brings good luck, even if it is not gifted. At Lucky Bamboo Asian Cuisine, we proudly serve quality cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere with exemplary customer service. Answer: Curly bamboo is just the lucky bamboo plant that is curled by exposing one part of the plant to sunlight so that it grows in that direction and then periodically rotating the plant. Voted up+ and shared. Lots of interesting information. From our authentic Mongolian dishes to freshly prepared seafood, we satisfy your cravings and offer a new twist on comfort food. Answer: Rotting of the Lucky Bamboo does not alter anything. I often buy these for gifts. A powerful blessing for great wealth and strong health. Thank you for your many votes. Thanks for the information and education. This is so interesting and informative and didn't know about the numbers of bamboo or luck behind them. Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 08, 2014: Great hub. Lucky bamboo, or Dracaena sanderiana, is part of the lily family of plants (Liliaceae) and can grow in water without soil, although it does better when planted in a soil-based medium. I’ve found it to do best in low to medium or medium light conditions. on May 15, 2014: I have always had lucky bamboo in my home. Cuttings can be made year round. The best Chinese in Richardson, TX. Question: Does lucky bamboo produce oxygen? on November 05, 2014: I just want to thank you Vellur. Which should I buy? The latter, though, belongs to a completely different family. 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. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on September 02, 2014: cat on a soapbox thank you for stopping by and am glad my hub was informative. Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on May 25, 2016: What a co-incident. Bamboo grows in our garden - we haven't planted it, it is creeping through from next door and will need to be tamed! fpherj48 thank you for reading and great that you are getting one for yourself, wishing you all the luck in this world! 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. The roots of the plant should be submerged. This is awesome, I have heard of lucky bamboo but I never realized that how many you had/gave to someone was significant. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 16, 2014: vocalcoach (Audrey) Lucky Bamboo will grow well in your room and does not need direct sunlight. Question: Some of my bamboo has turned bad, meaning that the layers of bamboo have reduced. Sanjeev Sharma nothing bad can happen when another fresh new stalk grows. Change the water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and keep the container clean. I was not familiar with this bamboo and the purposes/luck involved. A very popular gift. I’ve been searching everywhere as to why my bamboo leaves where during and why it has little bumps. Answer: The stalks can turn yellow if the plant receives too much sunlight, too much fertilizer, or any external injury. Follow the care guidelines outlined above regarding light, water, and fertilizer. 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. It has done very well and adds beauty along with a peaceful feeling. Gotta go find myself the "Six Bamboo Stalks" or better yet ask someone to get it for me. I did not even know it was called that, nor did I know it is not really bamboo. Question: Why are the stalks of lucky bamboo plant yellow but leaves are green? Thanks! Lucky bamboo is a West African native of Cameroon and is marketed to bring good luck, health and fortune to its owner. 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! Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on May 19, 2014: This is fascinating! Wonderful hub and voted Up, useful, awesome, interesting and sharing. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 12, 2014: WiccanSage thank you, the luck factor differs with numbers!! I love its greenery and it does give you positive vibes, when they are around. Three is considered lucky in Feng Shui. Bamboo and lucky bamboo are commonly used in feng shui redesigns based on this principle of energy flow and because they look lovely. The look great everywhere! A sought-after gift for new companies and business endeavors. Thank you! I have a close friend who is seriously into decorating her apartment totally Feng-shui.....she lives a State away from me so we don't visit often. 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. Just as lucky bamboo is considered to be auspicious in terms of feng shui, this plant is also considered to have special positive energy within vastu shastra. Thank you my friend - Audrey. Wood: The lucky bamboo plant (as do all plants) expresses the feng shui wood element. It is thought to bring good luck, promote harmony, and protect against negative energy. Represents bad luck. Do not place the plant in direct sunlight. This was fascinating, I had never heard of Lucky Bamboo! 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 adds Tropical beauty to any indoor decor. Sounds like the perfect plant for me, given I love the look and feel of being surrounded by house plants. If you are growing the lucky bamboo plant in water try changing water. 4.7 out of 5 stars 60. I brought 12 stalks of lucky bamboo and i kept them in my room. "Caring for Lucky Bamboo." Change the water every one to two weeks in order to prevent rotting. tobusiness growing house plants is awesome!! A small, bamboo-like plant often sold in decorative containers, lucky bamboo is thought to attract abundance in many areas of life. great info! Tuesday to Sunday . Placing the plant in the southeast is supposed to attract wealth and prosperity. Thank you for stopping by. Will be weary of anyone giving me four-stalk bearing bamboo. The plant is commonly marketed as "lucky bamboo". This Lucky Family will bring beauty AND luck to your home and your family. This tropical foliage plant from Southeast Asia in the Dracaena family is known for its bright green, notched stems, similar to real bamboo. In Chinese culture, this plant is a very popular gift for relatives, friends, teachers, and colleagues. Loved it and shared. Faith Reaper I think you are referring to the actual Bamboo plant, the Lucky Bamboo is not a Bamboo at all! April 30, 2018. Transfer the stalk to a jar with distilled water. Question: How should I choose lucky bamboo? Here is a chart that decodes the meaning of each number. New roots will begin to grow from the cuttings, a process that should take around 30 days to complete. Dengarden.com. Question: If my lucky bamboo dies, will I now have bad luck? Glad I found out; maybe it’s not to late to save. Brings happiness, long life, and career promotions. Should I remove it and turn it into a 2 stalked bamboo? $14.50 $ 14. Answer: Yes, you can keep it in your home. 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. Since the lucky bamboo does not bloom, you can propagate it at any time. sanderiana.. Hackslap am happy that it has made a difference for you. If you have more than one cutting from the original plant, you can place all of them together in the same container. Question: My Lucky Bamboo leaves are yellow. Usually, you will find lucky bamboo stems woven or bunched together before being placed in a container. Very Much Enjoyed. Taxes … Thank you for the share. Catherine Tally from Los Angeles on September 01, 2014: I am familiar with Lucky Bamboo but still learned so much from this informative hub about its care and symbolism. 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. I love learning about new flowers and plants, and this one was amazing, I will look out for it. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 20, 2015: mary615 thank you for stopping by and thanks for the vote up and share. But now I live with my daughter and would love to have a small plant in my room. I didn't know about how lucky the bamboo is. Answer: The name of the bamboo that is used to make straws is Buluh Bamboo. Despite the common belief, lucky bamboo is not bamboo at all. Mary Hyatt from Florida on March 18, 2015: I see these plants often and I keep saying I'm going to buy one, but I don't! Cut the offshoot at its base, where it springs out of the parent stalk. Someone gave me a lucky bamboo for Christmas. Question: Are there any adverse effects to having a Lucky Bamboo? How do I get the stalk to become thicker? Dengarden.com. The curly form of the plant is beautiful! Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is native to Cameroon in West Africa. Question: My lucky bamboo is tall and skinny. Great hub. 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. It is great as a gift and thank you for the votes. For each of the following afflictions, I have described the appearance, possible causes, and proper course of treatment. Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 13, 2014: midnightbliss thank you am glad you came to know about this plant. However, Asians and most especially … The quandary of 'What do I get them?!' Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 14, 2014: DDE thank you for stopping by and your vote up. on May 12, 2014: Vellur, I did not know all these things about Lucky Bamboo. See more ideas about bamboo plants, plants, bamboo. After a few days you will see roots growing out at the base. Question: What fertilizer should be used for the lucky bamboo plant when it turns yellow? ", "Lucky Plants & Bonsai: Good Feng Shui for Home and Work.". Feng shui is a belief system that is concerned with how to harness energy to bring people into harmony with the environment. Remove the bamboo stalks from the original container. I have been keeping Bamboo plants in my drawing room since long. It is Dracaena sanderiana of the lily family. Growing well. love the curly one! This gift is thought to bring good luck not only to the receiver, but to the giver, as well. Lucky bamboo, also called “Chinese Culm” is actually native to Africa. Question: Should I put the bamboo plant in a bigger pot of it gets really big? Answer: When the leaves turn yellow, remove the yellow leaves from the plant immediately. I hope I can keep it living: so far, so good. Remove the bottom set of leaves from the offshoot. nell. :). Thanks for a great Hub! It can be grown in decorative planters or bowls filled with just rocks and water, making it one of the most tolerant houseplants you can grow. Answer: When the leaves of the Lucky Bamboo plant turns yellow, trim the yellow leaves, as it will encourage new leaves to grow. I didn't know about the lucky part of the name. Fascinatingly, lucky bamboo is not actually a bamboo plant at all. The lower the light, the less growing it’ll do.Even though it does well in natural light, it’ll burn with too much sun.