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About Lucky Bamboo
Did you know the genus name Dracaena comes from the Greek for ‘female dragon’? Some plants in this genus have thick, red resin which was reminiscent of dragon blood! 🐲 Dracaenas are native to Africa, Asia, and northern Australia, and are known for being super easy to care for. Some species can go months without water, and many can grow well in low sunlight.
How to care for Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 29th, 2023
San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 32.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.0 megajoules of energy per m2…
January 31st, 2023
This month, San Jose is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 10.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of da…
Lucky Bamboo can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Lucky Bamboo after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.