4 Layers Lucky Bamboo - Plant
Description for 4 Layers Lucky Bamboo
Lucky bamboo plants make perfect gifts for any occasion and can symbolize ingredients to a happy life. The meaning of lucky bamboo varies depending on number of stalks, but the basic symbolism stands for Wealth, Happiness and Longetivity. The three symbols of lucky bamboo make it a perfect present for weddings, house warming gifts, new job promotion and even birthdays.
Lucky bamboo plants are extremely easy to take care of and require very little maintenance, making them a perfect gift for a grandmother on Mother s Day, or a grandfather on Father s Day.
Lucky Bamboo is one of the most popular feng shui cures. You can see feng shui lucky bamboo in most floral shops nowadays. These cute little arrangements in their exotic containers are stalks of Dracaena sanderiana, a plant native to the equatorial West African region.
They are not bamboo.
So, why is it called the "lucky bamboo"? Most likely, because cuttings of the Dracaena look like the bamboo and the Chinese have for centuries associated the bamboo with good fortune, fortitude, and resilience.
The lucky bamboo arrangement is a perfect coming together of the five essential elements of Feng Shui - earth, wood, water, metal, and fire.
According to Chinese tradition, the meaning of lucky bamboo is tied with the number of stalks and associated arrangements of those. You can also customize your lucky bamboo arrangement to bring different kinds of luck to your life.
- Two stalks represent love.
- Three stalks represent Fu (happiness), Lu (wealth), and Soh (long life).
- Five stalks represent the areas of life that represent wealth (e.g., spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and intuitive).
- Six stalks represent good luck and wealth.
- Seven stalks represent good health.
- Eight stalks represent growth.
- Nine stalks represent great luck.
- Ten stalks represent perfection.
- Twenty-one stalks represent a powerful blessing.
Lucky bamboo plants are never arranged in four stalks. In Chinese, the word four is close to the word for death, so a gift of four bamboo stalks would be considered very rude, as if you had wished death on the recipient!
Place this lucky bamboo arrangement in any spot in your house or office to enhance the good energy, to revitalize the bad, and to bring growth into your life.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|-||-||Annual||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||Easy|
Planting and care
It s probably easiest and a little cleaner to grow in water and stones, though it can also grow in soil. Ultimately, it s up to you and will likely be determined by the pot or vase you have available.
|Plenty of indirect sunlight||If you want to grow it in soil, well-drained, rich potting soil is best.||Keep water fresh by changing it every week, and always keep water levels at approximately an inch from the base of the canes.||65-70o F||Add a mild solution to the water such as African Violet fertilizer. Since growth can be controlled by feeding, small amounts of fertilizer will keep the plant at a manageable size.|
Caring for 4 Layers Lucky Bamboo
- 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.
- Using filtered, bottled or rainwater for your lucky bamboo plant keeps the plant healthiest.
- Add fresh, clean water to your bamboo plant two or three times each week.
- It is important to keep several inches of water in the container, making sure to keep the roots of the plant wet.
- Changing the water every seven to 10 days keeps your lucky bamboo in top condition.
- If you keep your bamboo plant in a vase, keep the water levels low. The roots of a lucky bamboo plant grow wherever it contacts water.
- Indirect light at moderate levels is best for a lucky bamboo plant.
- Never place your plant on a sunny windowsill as the direct sunlight is too strong and the leaves will scorch.
- Preferring low light, lucky bamboo plants are even happy with artificial light from a lamp.
- If the bamboo leaves are fading to a light green color, the plant is not getting enough light. Insufficient light also causes slow plant growth.
- In many cases, the plant will not grow in height or produce any new leaves. To remedy these problems, simply move the plant to a location with more indirect light.
- The optimum temperature for a bamboo plant is between 65 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lucky bamboo plants may not survive in temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit and should never be placed in front of an air conditioner.
Typical uses of 4 Layers Lucky Bamboo
Special features: Lucky Bamboo is one of the most popular feng shui cures. You can see feng shui lucky bamboo in most floral shops nowadays. These cute little arrangements in their exotic containers are stalks of Dracaena sanderiana, a plant native to the equatorial West African region.
Ornamental use: Place this lucky bamboo arrangement in any spot in your house or office to enhance the good energy, to revitalize the bad, and to bring growth into your life.