What is Lucky Bamboo

History of the Lucky Bamboo Plant

The history of lucky bamboo can be traced back to Chinese culture for over 4000 years. Lucky Bamboo is not really a bamboo plant. It is a member of the lily family that grows in the dark, tropical rainforests of South-east Asia and Africa. It is also known as Dracaena sanderiana, Dracaena braunii, Ribbon Dracaena, Belgian Evergreen or sometimes Ribbon Plant.

Lucky bamboo plants have been used for good fortune in the Asia culture. Chinese Legend says a gift of Lucky Bamboo can bring you Good Luck, Prosperity, Wealth, and Happiness. It is one of the most popular cure in Feng Shui. It makes an ideal gift for household, office, new ventures, or party gifts. It is a decorative indoor house plant and can be potted either in soil, rocks, or water. It is keep in room temperature and must be keep away from direct sunlight. It requires little basic care. Just insert the plant into a container, fill the container with rocks to support the plants, and add some clean water weekly.

Tips to ensure a healthy and long-lasting Lucky Bamboo plant:

  • Use distilled water or bottled water for your lucky bamboo care. The fluoride that’s in your tap water will cause the tip of the leaves to turn brown. If you must use tap water, you can eliminated most of the fluoride and chemical from the water by letting it sit 24 hours before adding it to the plant.
  • Ensure that your Lucky Bamboo plant is in indirect light. Lucky Bamboo plants does not require a lot of light. Do not put it on a window sill unless you know for sure that direct light does not enter through it.
  • Use special fertilize that are specifically made for Lucky Bamboo plants like “Super Green” or “Green Green” plant food. Do not use “Miracle Grow” (It will kill your plant.)

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