Lucky bamboo is a member of the Dracaena plant family. Dracaena plants are well known for their ability to thrive in adverse indoor conditions. Lucky bamboo plants grow best in a hydroponic environment; stand the plant in a vase filled with the appropriate water and a lucky bamboo can thrive for years. Known for their interesting spiral shapes and bright green foliage, lucky bamboo house plants have signified good fortune in Asian cultures for at least 4,000 years. The lucky bamboo house plant will flourish with minimal care and attention.
Stand a stalk of lucky bamboo inside a vase or container that supports the stalk and covers the roots. Fill in around the base of the house plant with decorative stones to anchor the stalk in a vertical position.
Fill the container with distilled water, not tap water.
Place the lucky bamboo house plant in an area that receives bright, indirect light.
Change the water in the lucky bamboo house plant every three to five days.
Fertilize lucky bamboo house plants sparingly, if at all, with 1/10th of the recommended dosage for other house plants.
Turn the lucky bamboo frequently to maintain the spiral shape at the top of the plant, which naturally leans toward the light.
Trim away any brown or yellow leaves as they appear.