4.7 out of 5 (130 experiences)
Also known as
Ribbon Dracaena, Chinese Water Bamboo, Sanderiana and ribbon plant
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I love my lucky bamboo. I have her sitting in a jar of orbeez and she seems to really enjoy it. I got her a few months ago in the fall and she’s already grown a few offspring and I’ll be able to prop…
I left it 3 weeks without watering it and it was dying but luckily I was able to save it simply by watering it and it was fine within a week. Don’t let your pets near this though, I’ve read it’s not …
It does brown a little bit but other then that this plant is great! Lucky bamboo grows incredibly fast and is always have new little babies. This plant also takes very little plant experience. Just w…
22Gz is confident in his delivery and inspires a sense of creativity that is singularly focused. Don’t be deceived by his aesthetic beauty, because underneath is an extremely tough and powerful vibe …
This is a very easy to maintain plant, perfect for pots with no drainage. Be sure you give it filtered water and nothing chemically for best results! Can brown easy if not taken care of or if leaves …
This little guy doubled in size with weekly or biweekly watering. I had trouble with it my first few months because I forgot to water it but it’s a survivor plant. I recommend to any first time plant…
if you want bamboo you need gravel?? that’s the way i saw how to grow it but i just got fish tank rocks and it grows so fast and you just have to make sure it’s always sitting in water
Super super easy to care for and safe for cats as far as i know. She's chewed up a couple leaves and nothing happened. With good lighting they put out new leaves all the time.
This plant is awesome they don’t need a lot of light and every time you water them you can see it grow even more. I can’t believe how much it’s grown from when I first got it!
I don’t use soil with my bamboo and the plants thrive on it! I change out water every month or so and I just wash the rocks and put them back in. Super easy to take care of.
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.
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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 💪.
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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.