Check out these Lucky Bamboo Care Tips to learn how to grow this low care houseplant. It’s perfect for your office desk, kitchen counter or as a table centerpiece!

Botanical Name: Dracaena sanderiana

Common Names: Chinese water bamboo, Sander’s dracaena, ribbon dracaena, ribbon plant, lucky bamboo, curly bamboo, Goddess of Mercy’s plant, and Belgian evergreen

Lucky bamboo is native to central Africa and belongs to the family Asparagaceae. You’ll be surprised to know that it’s not a bamboo at all and in fact, it’s a tropical water lily. It’s considered to bring good fortune in Feng Shui and in many Asian countries, and -that’s why it’s popular houseplant and also gifted on many occasions.

How to Grow Lucky Bamboo

Being a hydroponic plant, it can grow solely in water without the need of any other medium such as soil. It depends on you, whether you want to have it in soil or water. Let’s discuss both in brief.

You can grow it in small decorative pots and vases of your choice. However, very shallow containers won’t be able to support this plant, so it’s important for the container to be tall–At least covering the 1/2 or 1/3 height of your existing lucky bamboo plant.

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