Facts About the Types of Lucky Bamboo

Facts About the Types of Lucky Bamboo image by Clyde Robinson, Troy Mason, Nostaw21
Facts About the Types of Lucky Bamboo image by Clyde Robinson, Troy Mason, Nostaw21

Overview

Lucky bamboo is a popular Feng Shui decoration. Lucky bamboo is grown as a hydroponic plant with no soil in a decorative container with rock or polished stones to keep the plant upright. It needs little care or sunlight.

Not Bamboo

The lucky bamboo is not a bamboo plant at all, but Dracaena sanderiana, a hardy member of the lily family. It is native to the tropical rain forests of Southeast Asia.

Stalks have meaning

The number of stalks on the lucky bamboo are purported to have meaning. Three stalks are for happiness, five for health, two stalks for love and marriage, eight stalks gives wealth and abundance and nine stalks bring good luck.

Facts About the Types of Lucky Bamboo

Love Lucky Bamboo

Lucky bamboo can be found in heart shapes to represent love.

Wedding Favors

Smalls cuttings of lucky bamboo are used as wedding favors to give to guests as a gesture of good luck.

Facts About the Types of Lucky Bamboo

Curly Lucky Bamboo

Lucky bamboo doesn't naturally curl. Farmers train the plant to grown in curls, which can take more than a year to form. Curly bamboo is considered the most lucky.

Who Can Help

  • Care of Lucky Bamboo

About this Author

Denise Bertacchi is a freelance writer with a degree in journalism from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a St. Louis suburbanite who has written for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boys' Life, Wisconsin Trails, and Missouri Life.

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