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Gardening Tips: How to Take Care of Lucky Bamboo?

Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is a popular indoor plant that can be grown hydroponically or in soil.

Ayushi Sikarwar
Hydroponic Lucky Bamboo Plant
Hydroponic Lucky Bamboo Plant

Lucky bamboo is the ideal indoor plant due to its delicate stalks and exceptional durability. A fortunate bamboo plant is a practical alternative for gardeners of all skill levels, whether you have a green thumb just starting out or are an expert looking to liven up your interior flora.

What Is Lucky Bamboo?

The popular indoor plant, lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana), can be grown hydroponically or in soil. Although the fortunate bamboo plant's stalks resemble those of a real bamboo plant, it belongs to the Asparagaceae family. The ancient Chinese philosophy of feng shui, which dates back to the ninth century BC, has strong roots in lucky bamboo, which is why it is customarily given as a gift to encourage luck, good fortune, love, health, and growth.

How to take best care of your Lucky Bamboo?

Keep your lucky bamboo plant warm and indoors, preferably in a well-lit room, for the best growing conditions. Lucky bamboo can be grown outdoors in soil; however, it may suffer from the cold or the direct sunlight.

Check out these lucky bamboo plant care suggestions to prolong the life of your plant as much as possible:

1. Scrub the expanding vessel: To stop algae growth, wash the container every few months and give it fresh water once a week.

2. Provide plenty of light: Due to its tolerance for mild shade and indirect sunshine, lucky bamboo is a fantastic indoor plant. However, intense light will cause your bamboo to expand in size. This doesn't imply that you should place your plant in full sunlight, but it does imply that keeping it in a bright room can lengthen its life.

3. Purify your water: Both soil and water can be used to grow lucky bamboo. Filtered or distilled water is your best bet for keeping the roots of your bamboo plant moist and strong if you're growing it in water. Chemicals in tap water have the potential to burn the plant's stalks. If you need to water your plant, always use clean water.

4. Pick the appropriate container: A fortunate bamboo plant typically arrives in its own container when you purchase or receive one, frequently atop pebbles or pearls. You might need to move your bamboo into a new container if it outgrows the one it was originally planted in. Dig up the bamboo plant gently, then transfer it to a new pot after washing the pebbles. Add the bamboo plant, making sure the roots are entirely hidden by the pebbles by carefully re-burying them there. Don't let the water level go so high that it wets the bamboo stalks; just enough to cover the roots.

5. Possess suitable drainage: Make sure the container has sufficient drainage if your lucky bamboo is growing in soil. Lucky bamboo enjoys moist soil, however too much watering can hinder the growth of the plant. When the top inch of the soil is dry, water the area.

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