The meaning of lucky bamboo plays an important role as a living example of the feng shui elements of water, wood and earth.
The lucky bamboo arrangement is a perfect coming together of the five essential elements of Feng Shui - earth, wood, water, metal, and fire.
- The rocks or pebbles in the plant container symbolize earth.
- The vertical stalks symbolize wood.
- The bamboo stalks are generally placed in water.
- Metal is found as small ornaments or coins in the container.
- And fire is any color of red, pink, burgundy, or maroon that can be added.
We’ve all heard that lucky bamboo increases feng shui, but what exactly does lucky bamboo mean? According to the Chinese tradition, the meaning of lucky bamboo is tied to how many stalks you have. Here are some of the meanings associated with different lucky bamboo arrangements:
*Single stalk represents a Symbol of Commitment and good fortune.
*Two stalks represent love
*Three stalks represent Fu (happiness), Lu (wealth), and Soh (long life).
*Five stalks represent the areas of life that represent wealth (e.g., spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and intuitive)
Six stalks represent good luck and wealth.
Seven stalks represent good health.
Eight stalks represent growth.
Nine stalks represent great luck.
Ten stalks represent perfection
Twenty-one stalks represent a powerful blessing.
Place this lucky bamboo arrangement in any spot in your house or office to enhance the good energy, to revitalize the bad, and to bring growth into your life.
How Much Care Does Lucky Bamboo Need?
Keep water fresh by changing it every week, and always keep water levels at approximately an inch from the base of the canes. Lucky Bamboo prefers plenty of indirect sunlight and room temperatures at 65-70 F.
Even though easy to care for and a very tolerant plant, feng shui bamboo still needs your love and attention, and it likes to look good, just like you do! Do not be afraid to touch it and take good care of it. Ultimately, bamboo is considered lucky because of its vitality, flexibility and strong growth.
So why is Lucky Bamboo considered lucky in feng shui? Bamboo in itself is an amazing plant with a very peaceful and wise energy. It teaches the ultimate wisdom: how to be flexible and hollow (open) on the inside, so that the spirit can freely flow and heal your Being.