4.7 out of 5 (230 experiences)
Also known as
Ribbon Dracaena, Chinese Water Bamboo, Sanderiana and ribbon plant
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 Tampa, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 16th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…
January 14th, 2022
Tampa is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to increase by 10.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
January 14th, 2022
This month, Tampa is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 3.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of daylig…
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 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Tampa, Florida ⛅.
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.
What other plant parents say
I love my lucky bamboo plant, I chose to grow mine in water and every now and then just need to add nutrients or plant food and it just keeps growing. Very easy to take care of and does not need a lot of light. Water should be changed weekly or before you add another dose of food
I have had my fair share of plants and this one is the easiest. I keep my bamboo in water because it’s easier than keeping than keeping the soil wet but if you like soil and that is easier than go head. I change the water every two weeks, and I keep it behind my Monitor just so it can have some shade, but every once in a while I put it back by my window and let it have some sun like for some hours.
Lucky bamboo is a great plant. They’re super cool and can get pretty big. My favorite thing about them is you can’t over water them. In fact, my lucky bamboo plants just sit in a pot of water. However, if you don’t give them enough they will brown pretty easily. They also don’t need a special kind of soil. Mine are planted in some garden rocks, or they can just be in a vase of water. Overall these plants are great!