Plant Care Lucky Bamboo
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Lucky Bamboo

4.7 out of 5 (68 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 and Sanderiana

Taxonomy

Dracaena sanderiana
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

What other plant parents say

Lucky Bamboo has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 45
Lucky Bamboo has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 23
Lucky Bamboo has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 20
Lucky Bamboo has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 10
Lucky Bamboo has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Lucky Bamboo has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Lucky Bamboo has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
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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@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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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!

Pumpkinpothos avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Lucky by Pumpkinpothos on Greg, the plant care app
02/17/2021

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!

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@Harrythepla…
Westerville, OH
Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Suki by Harrytheplant on Greg, the plant care app
03/19/2021

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!!

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@Alexvsland
Houston, TX
Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Gobi by Alexvsland on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

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.

Sendnodes avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Jack bamboo 6/19 by Sendnodes on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

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

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@Leftytl
Falls Church, VA
Rating of the plant Lucky Bamboo named Lisa by Leftytl on Greg, the plant care app
04/12/2021

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

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 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.

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.

Plant care guide for Lucky Bamboo in Austin, TX

Austin, TX

79% High

Growing Lucky Bamboo in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Lucky Bamboo in Austin, TX

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

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…

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Light needs for plant Lucky Bamboo in Austin, TX

Sunlight intensity will increase by 18.5% ☀️

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…

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Light needs for plant Lucky Bamboo in Austin, TX

Daylight will increase by 1.4 hours 📈

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…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Austin, TX ☀️.️

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.

When to repot Lucky Bamboo

Nutrient needs for plant Lucky Bamboo in Austin, TX

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

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…

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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 your location in Austin, TX, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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