How to Decorate With Bamboo Plants


Lucky bamboo plants are simple to care for, even if you don't have a green thumb. They grow in water or soil and do equally well in indirect sunlight or artificial light. You can decorate your home or garden with these versatile plants in pots, vases or as part of a fountain display. Look for lucky bamboo plants locally at garden centers and florists. Lucky bamboo is also widely available from online retailers.

Step 1

Decorate your dining room table with a row of lucky bamboo stalks. Place single stalks into bottleneck vases and line them in the center of your table. Select colored glass vases that are all one color or use a rainbow of colors for your centerpiece. Select bamboo plants that are similar in height and keep water in the vases above the roots of the bamboo.

Step 2

Select a colorful ceramic planter that's at least 10 inches in diameter to make a tabletop fountain. Spray paint the four wooden feet to match the planter and glue them onto the bottom with waterproof silicone. Insert the fountain pump into the planter and pull the electrical cord through the drainage hole in the planter. Seal around the drainage hole and the cord with waterproof silicone. Let the adhesive dry. Add the fountain head and extend it to the rim of the planter. Fill in around the pump with decorative stones. Insert several lucky bamboo plants into the planter, bracing them in place with the stones. Fill the planter with water and turn on the pump.

Step 3

Group a cluster of lucky bamboo plants in a decorative copper planter. Fill in around the plants with colorful stones or river rock. The stones are for visual appeal as well as to hold the bamboo in place. Fill the planter with water and place the arrangement on a patio table top, brick hearth or your kitchen counter. This casual arrangement adds a natural element to any décor.

Things You'll Need

  • Lucky bamboo plants
  • Vases
  • Ceramic planter
  • Waterproof silicone
  • Spray paint
  • Wooden feet
  • Fountain pump
  • Fountain head
  • Decorative stones
  • Copper planter


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About this Author

Katherine Kally is a freelance writer specializing in eco-friendly home improvement projects, practical craft ideas and cost effective decorating solutions. As a content creator for Demand Studios and private clientele, Kat's work is featured on sites across the web. Kally holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of South Carolina and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.