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Things to Know About Growing and Caring For Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is one of the most popular feng shui cures. You can see feng shui lucky bamboo in most floral shops nowadays. It’s a symbol of luck and prosperity making it a common gift and a fascinating houseplant that grows in water.

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Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana ) is surprisingly not actually bamboo as its scientific name suggests: It’s part of the Dracaena genus.

It’s fairly simple to learn how to care for lucky bamboo. We’ve included in-depth information on sunlight, water, temperature, toxicity, and common pests and problems. Our quick step-by-step bamboo care guide can be seen below:



Often, you will see people growing lucky bamboo indoors in their offices, or indirect or artificial bright light parts of their homes. This is because lucky bamboo needs very little light. It grows best in indirect bright light. It will not grow well in near darkness.

To best care for your Lucky Bamboo, keep it away from windows that get a lot of light means Keep your plant out of direct sunlight


Lucky Bamboo plant is very sensitive to chemicals like fluoride (Fluoride will not evaporate and is toxic to plants like lucky bamboo.) and chlorine, only use tap water or distill water.

While watering your lucky bamboo make sure the roots always stay covered with water (1-2 inches). every 2-7 days depending on the temperature change the water. If the water is smelling bad, then change it!

Do not spray water or mist lucky bamboo leaves, a gentle wiping will remove any dust or dirt off of them.


Lucky bamboo needs a moderate temperature (18-35 °C). Normal household temperatures are fine. However, placing lucky bamboo next to AC vent or a door can cause problems due to rapid temperature changes.


White bugs are common on lucky bamboo plants and can signify a white spider mite infestation, mealybug infestation or whitefly. All three of these insects can damage or even kill your lucky bamboo plant, so take steps to get rid of the bugs as soon as you see them.

It’s easier to prevent bamboo plant diseases than to cure them once they take hold.
Isolate the plant. Remove it immediately from nearby plants. This will prevent the white bugs from trying to escape your control techniques by spreading to a new plant.

A small infestation of bamboo spider mites can be controlled with liquid soap or neem oil.

Take a two tablespoon liquid soap and 2 ml of neem oil and mix it in 1000 ml of water and spray it on the infected part of the plant once a week.

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