The lucky bamboo – eternal symbol of luck and great decoration at home
People like to give their friends and loved ones a lucky bamboo on various official and personal occasions. It should bring new happiness and a good life to the recipient. A Lucky Bamboo has symbolized luck, health and success for around 4000 years. But it is definitely something more than a symbol of luck. Nowadays, the exotic plant can be found in almost every office, adorns window sills, winter gardens and terraces. It can be cultivated in different ways. When placed in the right place, the Lucky Bamboo hardly needs any maintenance. Here in Germany you can find the lucky bamboo in all flower shops in different arrangements. All of these look very attractive and have a harmonious and calming effect. What else you should know about the exotic plant and how to care for it at home is explained below. If you are interested, stick to it and let yourself be informed about the exotic and inspired by it!
The lucky bamboo is a tropical plant that has long been considered a symbol of happiness.
The exotic is actually not a bamboo, it is more related to the dragon trees.
Where does the lucky bamboo come from and what does the plant look like?
The lucky bamboo originally comes from the tropical regions of West Africa. The plant was born in the 19th century. brought to Europe and quickly spread because of their exotic appearance and ease of care. It bears the Latin name Dracaena sanderiana. Obviously this is not bamboo, but more of a type of dragon tree. This is also indicated by its growth habit. Bred specimens reach heights of about 1.00 m and are usually about 60 to 80 cm wide. Evergreen leaves are alternate on the slender stem. The cultivated forms have long stems that are twisted in a spiral at the top. In addition, there are sprouts that are currently growing that have different heights and form a striking green pyramid.
Bamboo trunks at different heights are arranged in a pyramid shape and form a beautiful arrangement.
How can you grow a lucky bamboo at home?
The lucky bamboo can be grown in different ways. Many flower lovers have a Lucky Bamboo at home that only grows in water. That is, they grow the plant hydroponically, that is, without planting it in soil. In this case, all you need is a vase or another tall glass vessel with 2-3 cm of water in it. Only when the plant has developed roots can it be converted into potting soil. Take a pot that is not too large and make sure that the exotic is stable. However, the lucky bamboo can still be cultivated in water. In both cases, in hydroponics or in a flower pot, the plant cuts a fine figure and often attracts everyone’s attention. It can stand on a shelf or on your desk, on the windowsill and from April / May on your balcony or terrace. This gives your home an exotic touch!
Hydroponic lucky tree – add a few white or colored stones to make the arrangement more interesting!
But the exotic also thrives wonderfully in pots if it is in the right place at home.
The most important care tips for the lucky bamboo at a glance
The lucky bamboo is a plant that is very easy to care for. However, it is always useful to follow a few care tips. Here are the most important ones that we have summarized for you:
- Location: The Lucky Bamboo likes bright places where the sun does not shine directly. The plant also feels good in a dark location, but it grows much more slowly. The lucky bamboo comes from the tropics and likes it warm. The ambient temperature must not fall below 18 degrees C, especially in winter. For optimal growth conditions, temperatures between 22-25 degrees C and high humidity are recommended.
Like all other tropical plants, the happiness tree needs high humidity in the room where it is located.
- Watering and fertilizing: If you are hydroponic cultivating your lucky bamboo, you must be careful that its roots never dry out. This is actually the number one maintenance rule: the roots must always be covered with water. Always pour some lukewarm water with little lime content. You can also spray the leaves with water regularly. This is how you increase the humidity, which is good for the plant. If you cultivate the lucky bamboo in potting soil, then there should not be any waterlogging. Because this can lead to the rottenness of the roots and thus to the death of the whole plant. It is advisable to fertilize the lucky bamboo in the pot once a week, from May to October. For this purpose one can use palm or green plant fertilizer.
Care rule # 1: In hydroponics, the roots of the plant must be constantly in water.
- Diseases, pests: The lucky bamboo is seldom afflicted by diseases. He just doesn’t like dry indoor air and drafts. These can lead to pest infestation in winter. You then have to cut off the affected piece to save your plant. If the Lucky Bamboo gets yellow leaves, it is a clear sign that the plant is lacking water. Water regularly and sprinkle the leaves with water. Both measures are good for the lucky bamboo!
The lucky tree is easy to care for and is rarely afflicted by diseases.
Extra tip: Caution! The lucky bamboo is poisonous! Its plant parts contain saponins, which only have a negative effect on the organism in high doses. If you have young children or pets at home, there may be a risk of poisoning. For example, in cats and dogs, eating leaves can lead to diarrhea. We therefore advise you: keep the plant away from children and pets!
So beautiful, but poisonous!
But if you follow our care tips, you will have a beautiful, healthy exotic plant at home!
The decoration ideas with Lucky Bamboo at home are endless!
The lucky plant also cuts a fine figure on the windowsill.
Correctly arranged, the Lucky Bamboo immediately turns into a great eye-catcher in the room.
The highlight of the room decoration!
Hopefully the lucky bamboo will bring you happiness, health and success!
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