4.7 out of 5 (68 experiences)
Also known as
Ribbon Dracaena, Chinese Water Bamboo and Sanderiana
What other plant parents say
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…
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…
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!
These are beautiful and stay beautiful for years to come with little effort. Even in an office setting just water every 7-12 days with some sun. These are tough plants!
Just stick them in water and watch them thrive! so easy to give as gifts because you can propagate them and give them to even the most brown of thumbs!!
Mine grows in water that I add some liquid fertilizer to every 1-2 months. It has also survived for 1-2 weeks at a time without care.
It’s winter here and I’ve salvaged my roommates lucky bamboo. It’s grown a few leaves but I think it needs to be repotted
Don’t be afraid of a lucky bamboo. If you have some root starter and water, you can propagate these plants!
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 Austin, TX.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
May 13th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
May 13th, 2021
Austin is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to increase by 18.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
May 13th, 2021
This month, Austin is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 11.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.7 total hours of day…
Lucky Bamboo can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Austin, TX ☀️.️
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.
May 12th, 2021
The growing potential in Austin is high 📈.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any pl…