Learn to plant and care for a lucky bamboo

Have you ever heard of lucky bamboo? In fact, this plant is not exactly a bamboo, as it belongs to the family of Ruscaceae, the same family as the elephant's foot. It got its name because of its appearance, which is very reminiscent of a common bamboo. Her scientific name is Dracaena sanderiana and it grows very well in water or on land, making it perfect for indoor cultivation.

Lucky bamboo appeared on the African continent, but was popularized mainly in Asia, mainly in China. There this plant was used with a technique called Feng Shui, where the number of stems could have different meanings.

This is an easy to care plant and very suitable for decorating home or office environments, in addition to its cultural value of course. In this article we will show you everything you need to know if you are thinking about growing this beautiful plant.

Meanings of the Bamboo of Sorte

Depending on the number of stems, lucky bamboo can have several different meanings, for example, two stems signify luck and love, three stems signify wealth, longevity and happiness, five stems symbolize creativity and enthusiasm, and seven stems mean good health. Lucky bamboos with one or four stems should be avoided, as these numbers are often associated with death.

The Feng Shui technique, mentioned before, still assigns other meanings to the lucky bamboo, for example, it is believed to attract good energies, prosperity and, as the name itself says, luck. But for this to happen, it is essential that the person has received the lucky bamboo as a gift.

But if you are planning to give lucky bamboo as a gift to someone, there are some traditional rules that you should remember: it should be given as a gift on occasions that represent a new beginning like weddings, changes or birth of babies. A red satin ribbon should also be tied on it to attract good health to the recipient.

Lucky bamboo - learn to plant and care for lucky bamboo

How to care for a lucky bamboo

This is an extremely easy plant to care for, as it prefers shade and light, it adapts very well in the home environment. So, all you need to do is water the plant regularly to keep the soil moist and keep away from excess light.

If you want lucky bamboo you can also grow it directly in water, in jars or even in aquariums with fish. But it is very important that you keep the container clean and change the water every two or three days.

It is also very important that you pay attention to the signals that the plant gives you. For example, if the leaves are slightly yellowed, it is a sign that they are getting poor lighting. Or if you notice that the branches of the plant are irregular, it is necessary to do a pruning to keep them in balance.

Lucky bamboo - learn to plant and care for lucky bamboo
Learn to plant and care for a lucky bamboo

Other facts about Lucky Bamboo

In addition to being a very beautiful plant, lucky bamboo can be shaped in many different ways, such as heart-shaped, towers or spirals. But to do this type of modeling, skill and a specific technique are needed, so if you choose this type of lucky bamboo it is better to buy one that is already in that format.

But if you still want to risk trying to twist the stem of the lucky bamboo in order to leave it in a specific shape, you must, with delicacy and using ribbons, make a circular movement according to the number of stems until you reach the desired shape.

You can also get lucky bamboo seedlings if you wish. This is a very simple process. This plant is multiplied by stairs of four to eight centimeters in length. To get a ladder you just need to break a stalk and leave it in water until it takes root. From each stem it is possible to make several other seedlings, after they sprout, it would be a great option for gift to friends.

Lucky bamboo - learn to plant and care for lucky bamboo
learn to plant and take care of a bamboo from sorte

So, did you feel like having a lucky bamboo? So let's talk about the price of this plant currently and where to find it. Nowadays it is very easy to find lucky bamboo in flower shops, Home Centers, in landscaping stores or even in supermarkets.

The price of this plant varies according to its size or if it has some type of modeling. But in general it is possible to buy a lucky bamboo for from R$ 20.00, the braided models being a little more expensive, reaching up to R$ 200.00.

Undoubtedly, lucky bamboo is an excellent choice for those who want to decorate their home or office, as well as having great historical and cultural importance. With its easy cultivation and beautiful moldings, it is impossible not to fall in love with this beautiful plant.

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