Plant Care Lucky Bamboo
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Lucky Bamboo

4.7 out of 5 (130 experiences)

Lucky Bamboo has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Lucky Bamboo has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Ribbon Dracaena, Chinese Water Bamboo, Sanderiana and ribbon plant

Taxonomy

Dracaena sanderiana
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Lucky Bamboo has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 81
Lucky Bamboo has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 53
Lucky Bamboo has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 39
Lucky Bamboo has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 23
Lucky Bamboo has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 17
Lucky Bamboo has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 15
Lucky Bamboo has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Lucky Bamboo has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Egg avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named lucky by Egg on Greg, the plant care app
05/07/2021

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…

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@Sarah
Pierrefonds, QC
Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Norwal by Sarah on Greg, the plant care app
05/21/2021

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 …

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Fallon, NV
Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Pura by Dahlilatheplantlover on Greg, the plant care app
05/19/2021

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…

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@Cmmnsnse
Pinellas Park, FL
Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named 22Gz by Cmmnsnse on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

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 …

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Happy_potato avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Tagomi by Happy_potato on Greg, the plant care app
04/06/2021

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 …

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Lurkinglegend avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Alolan Exeggutor by Lurkinglegend on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

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…

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Idaho Falls, ID
Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Walter by Lor.dfarquaad on Greg, the plant care app
05/29/2021

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

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@Madison
Andover, CT
Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Scarlett by Madison on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

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.

Ashley.p02 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Bob by Ashley.p02 on Greg, the plant care app
03/27/2021

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!

Crazyplantladyy avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Diana by Crazyplantladyy on Greg, the plant care app
06/02/2021

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

Water

How often to water your Lucky Bamboo

Water needs for Lucky Bamboo
0.5 cups
every 12

Lucky Bamboo needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Lucky Bamboo

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Lucky Bamboo in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lucky Bamboo: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

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 đź’Ş.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Lucky Bamboo in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Lucky Bamboo

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lucky Bamboo: repot after 2X growth

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.

Care Summary for Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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