Discover the good energy of lucky bamboo

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Lucky bamboo is a great option for those who want a small plant at home that is easy to grow and with the bonus of protection and good energy, which is never too much, right?

With it, balance and well-being in your decor are guaranteed. Also, it is a very beautiful plant and will bring some green into your home.

Despite its name being lucky bamboo, this plant is not bamboo, it belongs to the Ruscaceae family, its scientific name is Dracaena sanderiana, and is originally from Africa.

It began to be called bamboo because its shape was very similar to that of common bamboo. It is ideal for indoor cultivation, grows well in both water and land, and can reach up to a meter and a half in height.

Meaning of lucky bamboo

Despite originating in Africa, the lucky bamboo is more popular in the East, more specifically in Chinese culture, in the feng shui technique.

In Chinese, it is known as Fu (luck and fortune), Gwey (power and honor) and Zhu (bamboo) and is used as an amulet to move positive energy around the house as it increases the flow of Chi (positive energy).

Lucky bamboo with red ribbon. Lucky bamboo with red ribbon.

Eastern tradition says that it should be given away on special occasions that mark a new beginning. When giving as a gift, a red ribbon, which represents the fire element, should be tied to it to attract good health to the recipient.

Lucky bamboo according to feng shui 

The planted lucky bamboo represents and contains the 5 natural elements: the wood element is represented by the stem; water is the plant’s food; the earth shelters the roots and makes the plant grow; fire is represented by the red ribbon; the metal element is usually represented by the vase, but if the vase is made of another material, Chinese coins can be hung next to the red ribbon.

Chinese coins with red ribbon. Chinese coins with red ribbon.

The ideal place to place it at home is next to a family picture frame, preferably made of wood, to protect, bless and give prosperity to the family and home.

It can also be placed in the success area of ​​your home, for example, the office, if you want to attract fame and wealth. Next to your lucky bamboo, you can also place a symbol of the year animal or a dragon.

To attract prosperity, you can place your lucky bamboo beside a water source. Some fonts already come with a lucky bamboo!

Meaning of the number of stems

Its meaning in the environment varies according to the number of items present in the pot. Therefore, to properly interpret its meaning, we must pay attention to the number of stems.

  • Two stems: awakens union (indicated for luck in love).
  • Three stems: attracts wealth, happiness and longevity.
  • Five Stems: Attracts Creativity, Enthusiasm and Wealth.
  • Six stems: Attracts prosperity, harmony and luck.
  • Seven stems: attracts health to people from the environment.
  • Eight stems: symbolizes growth and fertility.
  • Nine stems: attracts great luck.
  • Ten stems: symbolizes perfection and completeness.
  • Twenty-one stems: attracts blessings for health and prosperity.

Avoid giving the lucky bamboo one or four stems, as its meaning is linked to death.

How to take care of lucky bamboo?

Lucky bamboo is very easy to care for as it doesn’t need much maintenance. The greatest care is at the time of purchase, as it is important to make sure that the seedling is healthy, has a uniform green color and no stains, the stem is thick and with a good appearance.

In addition to this concern at the time of purchase, it is important that you keep your plant in semi-shade or full shade, as the sun can turn the leaves yellow or even burn.

It needs to be in moist soil, so watering should be timed and it is preferable to use filtered or mineral water as tap water can weaken it.

The leaves of the lucky bamboo.

Bamboo leaves of luck.

To carry out the pruning, when the leaves start to grow or even when they are damaged, use small scissors and scissors until they have a harmonious appearance.

Fertilization has to be balanced and done every two months, especially if you are going to grow your lucky bamboo in water.

Lucky bamboo in the water

Currently, lucky bamboo is more used in water arrangements, as it can be grown directly in the water, in glass vases, or even in an aquarium with fish. It is very important to change the water every two to three days and wash the container well.

Bamboo in water with pebbles

Lucky bamboo in the water.

You can choose a narrow pot and keep the roots always pruned or use a larger pot with gravel. The roots must be completely covered by water and, to have better support, you can use small stones to keep the stem erect.

How to make the seedlings

First, cut the seedlings from each stem in the range of two buds (those markings that have on the stem). After making the cut, keep the seedlings in the shade in a container with water, remembering to change this water weekly.

With roots to plant the seedling. Lucky bamboo.

Then, just put it in a vase and leave it in the environment you prefer.

Lucky bamboo braided 

The braided lucky bamboo is the most traditional, as its stalks wrapped around each other make the environment more beautiful and charming.

Lucky bamboo braided.

Lucky bamboo braided.

To braid the lucky bamboo you can simply adjust its position in the sun or make the twist using wires. This process requires a lot of patience and skill, but the end result is wonderful.

Where to buy it?

As the lucky bamboo became very popular, it can be found for sale in many places. You can buy it at Home Center stores, flower shops, garden and landscaping stores or even at large supermarkets.

What is the price?

The price varies according to size and modeling, in this case, the braids. Models with braids are more expensive, but on average they cost between 30 reais and 200 reais.

Did you already know the lucky bamboo? Did you like it? Let us know in the comments below!