Lucky Bamboo Care Tips


Lucky bamboo plants are great for low-light rooms or offices! They're also great starters for beginner gardeners because of how easy they are to care for. Fun fact about them: lucky bamboo isn't actually bamboo! The stalks give the appearance of bamboo but it's actually a dracaena. You can buy them in all shapes and sizes. Some stores offer them in unique twist patterns and others offer them in the traditional 3 stem pack. In the Chinese culture 3 represents happiness, long life, and wealth! Bring on the luck!


Let's begin with simple care tips!


WATER

One thing to know about bamboo is that they require LOTS of water. You don't have to keep watering it everyday but you should make sure that there is some water in the pot for most of the time.


SUNLIGHT

Mine have been thriving in indirect sunlight but you don't necessarily need sunlight. Lucky bamboo is capable of living as an office plant because it doesn't really require sunlight. That being said, if you are able to put yours by the window, do it! Without the sun, it won't grow to it's full potential. Make sure you don't put it in direct sunlight because it will burn.

POTTING

Often times when you buy a bamboo plant, it is in water. You can either keep your bamboo in water or place rocks in the pot with the bamboo and then pour water in. I keep all of mine in rocks because it keeps the bamboo propped up nicely.


TRIMMING

If your bamboo is growing a lot then you can trim the leaves to make it look neater. With sheer cutters, cut the leaves diagonally to follow the shape of the leaf. I don't usually trim my bamboo because I like the over-grown look.


DONT'S

-Don't let dust settle on the leaves because it will clog the pores -- lightly brush off the leaves with a damp towel.

-Keep your bamboo out of direct sunlight.

-Don't place your bamboo near a heater or air conditioner.

-Don't let the roots dry out!


That's all there is to it! How much water to use has been a debate but as long as the roots are constantly immersed in water, you'll be okay. Hopefully this helps and gives you a better idea of how to care for lucky bamboo. If you have any questions, feel free to comment!



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