Let's talk about Lucky Bamboo today, you know? This different plant, full of symbolism and very beautiful, meets the scientific name of Dracaena sanderiana . Ideal to be grown indoors, the Lucky Bamboo is curiously not a bamboo despite the name. The plant actually belongs to the family of Ruscaceae , the same as the elephant's foot and other dracenas.
Another curiosity is that although it originates in Africa, Lucky Bamboo has gained popularity even in the East, especially within the Chinese Feng Shui technique. There, the plant has high spiritual value and for each number of stems is assigned a different meaning.
For example, a lucky bamboo with two stems means luck in love, three stems is synonymous with wealth, longevity and happiness, five stems symbolizes creativity and enthusiasm, seven stems is a sign of good health and a lucky bamboo with ten stems represents the fullness.
O Feng Shui it also attributes other special meanings to the Lucky Bamboo, among them, it is believed that the plant attracts good energy, prosperity and, of course, much luck. However, for these effects to be received in fact the ideal is that you get the Lucky Bamboo gift, but in case this does not happen you can gift your home with it.
Another Eastern tradition says that Lucky Bamboo should be given as a gift on occasions that mark a new beginning, such as moving house, marriage, childbirth or gaining a new job. And at the time of giving, the plant should be tied by a ribbon of red satin to attract good health to the recipient and activate even more mystical powers of the plant.
But the question that does not want to shut up is how to take care of lucky bamboo? The answer is below, comes to check:
How to Care for Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo is a very easy to care for plant, does not require great maintenance and can be cultivated quietly indoors, as it does not support intense light, much less direct sunlight.
So the best way to take good care of lucky bamboo is to: water the plant often - it needs moist soil - and keep it in a place protected from excess light. Only that? Yes, that's all.
Lucky Bamboo can also be grown directly inside the water, in glass pots or even in aquariums along with fish. In this case it is important to change the water every two or three days and wash the container and the stones that accompany the plant.
When you notice that the lucky bamboo branches are very jagged pruning to keep them in balance. And if the leaves show a yellowish tone it is a sign that the plant needs to receive more light, change it and the problem will be solved.
Lucky Bamboo: Model it any way you want
Lucky Bamboo is a plant that receives many types of modeling. It can take on shapes of towers, spirals and hearts, but bamboo of braided luck is the most popular of all. However, if you want to cultivate a model like this, prefer to buy one that already comes in the format, since to braid it requires a certain technique and skill.
How To Make Lucky Bamboo Seedlings
To make Lucky Bamboo seedlings is also very simple. The plant multiplies by stakes four to eight centimeters long. To get the stakes simply break a stalk and leave it in the water until it begins to take root.
Lucky Bamboo: where to buy and price
With the popularization of Lucky Bamboo it was very easy to find the plant to sell. Nowadays it is possible to buy it in stores such as Home Centers, flower shops, landscaping and gardening stores and even in large supermarket chains.
The price of Lucky Bamboo varies according to plant size and modeling received. Braided models tend to be more expensive, but in general it is possible to buy a Lucky Bamboo from R $ 20.
When it comes to buying Lucky Bamboo it is important to note some details that demonstrate the health and vitality of the plant. So watch the color of the leaves, they must be pretty green. The stem should be thick, looking good and showing no blemishes.
Following the proper care you can enjoy a beautiful plant inside the house. Not to mention that she will reciprocate bringing luck and prosperity to her home. But how about you now enchant yourself with beautiful surroundings decorated with Lucky Bamboo? So you are gaining inspiration. Check out:
Picture 1 - Lucky bamboo brings a zen and SPA climate when placed in the bathroom.
Image 2 - Cultivated in water, this lucky bamboo gained spiral format.
Picture 3 - Individual bamboo branches of luck form a modern and refreshing arrangement for the house; highlight the small red Chinese lanterns hanging from the leaves.
Picture 4 - Lucky bamboo and bonsai: oriental landscaping icons straight to the interior decoration.
Picture 5 - Braided lucky bamboo can gain varied shapes and models, since the plant is very malleable.
Picture 6 - If the option is to plant the bamboo of the luck directly in the earth capriche in the choice of the pot, a good option are those of pottery.
Picture 7 - Remember: the number of stems of lucky bamboo influences the mystical meaning of the plant.
Image 8 - White vases guarantee a modern and minimalist touch to lucky bamboos.
Image 9 - Lucky bamboo can reach up to 1.5 meters in height, especially when planted freely in nature.
Image 10 - The versatility of lucky bamboo is another positive feature of the plant: it fits in with any decorating style.
Image 11 - When lucky bamboo is grown in water it is important to sanitize the container every two or three days.
Image 12 - The lucky bamboo fell like a glove in this bathroom clad with wood.
Picture 13 - There is no way to be enchanted with the braided bamboo of luck.
Picture 14 - Use the lucky bamboo as a decoration for the dinner table, see how beautiful the proposal is.
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Image 16 - The more space you give to lucky bamboo, the more it will grow.
Picture 17 - A zen and oriental touch to make the kitchen even more beautiful and personalized.
Picture 18 - In the water, bamboo stems of luck last for a long time.
Picture 19 - Environments decorated with wood and natural fibers perfectly match the lucky bamboo.
Image 20 - Undeniable as the corner of the bench became more charming and zen with the lucky bamboo vase.
Image 21 - The spiral shape of lucky bamboo is also very common and easy to find.
Image 22 - Some examples of lucky bamboo resemble quietly a work of art.
Picture 23 - It is possible to play with the composition of lucky bamboo in the pot, here, for example, it resembles a water source.
Picture 24 - Modern and elegant decorations get lucky bamboo very well, especially if it is in the water.
Picture 25 - In the home office, the bamboo of the luck evokes peace and tranquility.
Image 26 - From time to time make a small pruning in the lucky bamboo to ensure the alignment and the shape of the plant.
Image 27 - Indirect light and water in abundance: indispensable ingredients in the cultivation of lucky bamboo.
Image 28 - Keep the rods together with the help of a tape.
Image 29 - The proposal here was to keep the lucky bamboo hanging on the wall in a very different way.
Picture 30 - Even small, the lucky bamboo vase is enough to bring life to the white bathroom.
Image 31 - Want an original idea to grow lucky bamboo? So bet on test tubes, look how nice it feels.
Image 32 - Do you have more plants at home? No problem, put the lucky bamboo near them, it befriends very well.
Picture 33 - Three species very different, but able to maintain a harmonious decoration.
Image 34 - To keep your lucky bamboo always beautiful let it away from direct light.
Image 35 - Lucky bamboo green creates contrast and ensures life to the bathroom black and white.
Image 36 - Combine stones of different sizes to create a gorgeous vase for lucky bamboo.
Image 37 - Who does not need a Zen plant and full of positivity for the workplace, right?
Image 38 - Suspended Garden of Lucky Bamboo: Have you thought of that?
Picture 39 - What do you think of combining aquatic plants in the decoration? The result is incredible.
Picture 40 - The flowers increase the arrangement of lucky bamboo and bring an extra touch of sophistication to the plant.
Picture 41 - How about receiving your visits with a beautiful lucky bamboo vase? To do this place the plant in the entrance hall.
Picture 42 - All the peace that a white bathroom with plant can bring ...
Picture 43 - A rod only!
Picture 44 - The little table with claw feet was even more charming with the lucky bamboo vase
Image 45 - Where there is space, the lucky bamboo fits, literally.
Picture 46 - On the living room's rack and next to the window, the lucky bamboo leaves with the indirect light.
Image 47 - You do not even have to worry about the lucky bamboo container, it's worth reusing unused pots that are in the kitchen.
Image 48 - The lucky bamboo reinforces the Zen climate proposed by the little figurine in meditation.
Image 49 - To make lucky bamboo seedlings just cut a stalk of the plant and put it in the water, in a short time it will create roots and new branches will begin to emerge.
Picture 50 - Put lucky bamboo in that special little corner of your house, that place that inspires you.
Image 51 - Earth and water: the two elements unite in this pot to cultivate the lucky bamboo.
Picture 52 - Leave the corner with the bamboo of luck even more special using aromatic diffusers.
Image 53 - Combination of pots of different sizes for lucky bamboos.
Picture 54 - Decorate the living room with lucky bamboo and let the good energies flow through the house.
Image 55 - Another option for the lucky bamboo vase is the gel balls instead of the stones.
Picture 56 - Do you want a more Zen and Oriental decor than this one?
Image 57 - Look how charming these submerged orchids are in the same pot of lucky bamboo!
Image 58 - To create a zen and oriental decoration bet on elements typical of these cultures, such as the Indian elephants that serve as pots for lucky bamboo.
Image 59 - Artificial lighting appreciated and highlighted the bamboo vase of luck.
Image 60 - Lucky bamboo is present in the mix of styles that compose this room.