Presenting one of the most beautiful and versatile indoor plants out there: the Lucky Bamboo plants! If you’ve been searching for the newest addition to your plant portfolio, look no further. Read on to discover some surprising benefits of the Lucky Bamboo plant for both you and your home.
With its long green stalks and bamboo-like leaves, it’s easy to see where the Lucky Bamboo plant gets its name from. But don’t let that fool you – it’s not actually bamboo. The Lucky Bamboo plant is also known as Dracaena sanderiana, a perennial shrub native to Central Africa. It’s beautiful, easy to grow, and complete with a long list of interesting features and benefits.
Read on to discover more about this bamboo plant for home use, and how you can unlock all the interesting powers of the Lucky Bamboo indoor plant.
Lucky Bamboo Plant 101
Despite their name, Lucky Bamboo plants can be thought of as succulents. They require minimal maintenance and they’re a great plant for beginner growers. Lucky Bamboo plants come in many different sizes and styles, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your home.
A tropical plant, the Lucky Bamboo plant likes to live in water, or moist and drained soil. They are happiest when in partial shade, making them a good indoor grower. The Lucky bamboo plant will grow up to 5 ft tall and 2 ft wide indoors, especially when kept at temperatures between 18-34 °C. They enjoy a slightly acidic soil pH, or a regular change of water if grown in a vase.
One of the most popular houseplants on the market, the Lucky Bamboo plant is the best plant for home growers. Not only is it easy to care for, but it has a fascinating array of cultural and spiritual significance – particularly in China.
At Bloom Box Club, we stock three varieties of Lucky Bamboo plants that are ready to flourish under your care. There’s the Lucky Bamboo ‘Gold’, Lucky Bamboo ‘Victory' and the Lucky Bamboo ‘White’, each with their own set of Feng Shui-friendly properties.
Can’t choose between them? Not a problem! Our Lucky Bamboo Bundle combines all three varieties into one package. That’s triple the Lucky Bamboo plants, so triple the luck!
Keep reading to find out exactly why the Lucky Bamboo indoor plant is a great plant for home growing.
Benefits of the Lucky Bamboo plant
1. Believed to bring good luck and prosperity
The Lucky Bamboo indoor plant plays a very important role in Feng Shui. An ancient Chinese practice for finding synergy and harmony in our home environment, Feng Shui is now practised all around the world.
The Lucky Bamboo plant has become a very popular staple in many homes inspired by Feng Shui practices. Believed to bring good luck and cleansing energy into your home, the Lucky Bamboo plant has been used for thousands of years to create positive energy and fortune.
Fun fact! In Chinese tradition, the amount of stalks of Lucky Bamboo plant you have corresponds to what energy you’ll attract. For example:
- Two stalks attract love
- Three attract longevity and joy.
- Five attracts harmony and balance.
- Six attracts wealth.
- Seven attracts health.
- Eight attracts development and growth.
Simply grow and tend to your Lucky Bamboo indoor plant, and experience the arcane powers of Feng Shui soothing and streamlining your domestic flow. Legend has it, that if a Lucky Bamboo plant is placed on a desk, it will inspire prosperity to all actions (like work!) that go on in that space.
2. Easy to grow
Compared to many other indoor plants, the Lucky Bamboo plant is very easy and quick to grow. It can be planted in soil, of course, but it can even be easier than that. The Lucky Bamboo plant grows great when in a vase of water with some pebbles down the bottom. Just ensure you change the water frequently for maximum freshness.
Moreover, the Lucky Bamboo indoor plant is a very fast-growing indoor plant. Simply place it in a bright place with a nice warm temperature and let it flourish. However, when thinking about the ideal positioning for your Lucky Bamboo plant, try to imagine your home like a rainforest. Lucky Bamboo plants don’t like direct sunlight, and instead prefer gentle, filtered light – much like that which would be found through a rainforest canopy.
3. Requires minimal maintenance
Have you ever formed an attachment to a houseplant, only to one day discover you’ve let it go neglected? We sure have, and we know how defeating it can feel as a home grower. That’s why the Lucky Bamboo indoor plant is such a great beginner plant – it requires very little care to stay healthy and strong.
While many plants require extensive trimming and care to stay healthy, the Lucky Bamboo plant only needs a bit of pruning here and there. This is just to prevent the plant from becoming top-heavy, or to keep it within a size that suits its container. Simply cut the offshoots of your Lucky Bamboo plant with scissors whenever you deem it necessary. Then, sit back and relax with a plant that largely takes care of itself.
4. Cleans the air in your home
One great perk of having a Lucky Bamboo plant as a bamboo plant for home use is its air-purifying powers. Just like other indoor plants, the Lucky Bamboo plant is believed to help cleanse the air in your home, thus making for a happier and healthier place to live in.
Growing plants in your home is one way to ensure the air quality in your home environment is boosted – all thanks to an increase in oxygen. In fact, some people believe that plants like the Lucky Bamboo plant can reduce harmful chemicals and toxins that are in the air in your home. That means it’s a win for your lungs and a win for the environment.
5. Beautiful ornamental feature
Aside from bringing good luck, good energy, and clean air, the Lucky Bamboo plant is a beautiful feature that will brighten up any space you put it in. Thanks to its towering stalks and delicate leaves, it makes for a subtle yet beautiful design feature. Place it in a long glass vase with white pebbles, and say hello to your living room’s new best friend.
Just like other indoor plants, the Lucky Bamboo plant is a great way to add some greenery and freshness into your home. This pop of colour is great for creating a relaxing, natural environment – one that will help you to feel more relaxed and connected.
Because of its low-maintenance nature, the Lucky Bamboo plant is a great gift idea for beginner plant parents. Not only will you be gifting your friends a plant that’s sturdy and easy to grow, but you’ll also be blessing them with good luck, good fortune, and a much-needed recharge for their Feng Shui.
In short, the Lucky Bamboo plant is an ideal indoor plant for home growers for many reasons. If you’ve been searching for a new addition to your house, or a plant to kickstart your plant parent journey, the Lucky Bamboo plant is a great pick.
As we’ve seen, the Lucky Bamboo plant is a very easy to grow and low-maintenance plant. All it needs is some water, some filtered light and occasional care to truly flourish. We recommend pairing it with an Amsel Egg Pot vase for the ultimate stylish touch. Once you’ve got it set up in a happy environment, sit back and allow this plant to brighten up your space.
Not only is the Lucky Bamboo plant an easy one to take care of, but it has been used for thousands of years to bring luck, fortune, and prosperity into people’s homes. Now, it’s your turn to carry on this tradition. Simply order yourself a Lucky Bamboo Plant and enjoy all the benefits of this unique and beautiful grower.