Good Luck With 6 Lucky Bamboo Stalks - Plant
Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is native to Cameroon in West Africa.
It has become widely popular due to its ability to intertwine eastern mysticism with western new age culture.
Lucky bamboo is a popular Feng Shui plant.
Dracaena sanderiana (Lucky bamboo) can be grown hydroponically or in soil.
Usually, lucky bamboo is grown hydroponically, but also grows well in soil.
When growing a plant in water place small marbles, pebbles or stones in the container to give the stalks added stability.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Dracaena sanderiana||-||Annual plant||A plant kept in a pot can grow up to 90 cm.||Easy|
Planting and care
A plant kept in a pot can grow up to 3 feet high.
If it s grown in soil outside, it may reach a height of up to 5 feet
|Requires shade||If it s grown in soil outside, it may reach a height of up to 5 feet||Keep water fresh by changing it every week, and always keep water levels at approximately an inch from the base of the canes. If you must use tap water let it set in an open container over night; this will let the chlorine evaporate.||65 to 90 degrees C||Lucky bamboo doesnâ€™t require much fertilizer and can survive in pure water for quite a while. When you bring lucky bamboo home donâ€™t fertilize it for a couple of weeks; this will prevent over-fertilization. In fact, if your lucky bamboo turns yellow when you bring it home immediately change the water. Yellow leaves on lucky bamboo are an indicator of over-fertilization. Anytime your lucky bamboo has been over-fertilized, change the water and donâ€™t fertilize for several months.|
- If your bamboo is suddenly showing yellowing leaves, this could be caused by using the wrong water.
- Tap water is full of things like chlorine and fluoride, which can cause your bamboo to begin to yellow or turn brown.
- Using distilled or filtered water will prevent this yellowing from occurring.
- If you must use tap water and you know it has high levels of chlorine, keep it in a container on the counter for 24 hours before using it. This allows time for the chlorine in the water to evaporate. If your water is high in fluoride levels do not use it for your plant.