4.7 out of 5 (177 experiences)
Also known as
Ribbon Dracaena, Chinese Water Bamboo, Sanderiana and ribbon plant
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…
I got him from a friend at Lunar new year, and he was a wee little thing back then. He’s a really fast grower though, and at one point he got infested with so many ants I had to cut off his leaves an…
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…
these are so rewarding!! i don’t really know why i added mine onto this app as its constantly in a tube of water so i don’t need water reminders but this is one of my favourite plants!! it’s so cute …
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.
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 Los Angeles, CA.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
July 28th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Los Angeles is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
July 28th, 2021
Los Angeles is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to decrease by 4.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.5 megajoules of energy per…
July 28th, 2021
This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 12.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.4 total hours of…
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 Los Angeles, CA ☀️.️
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.
July 27th, 2021
The growing potential in Los Angeles 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 a…