Essential Bamboo Plant Facts Essential Bamboo Plant Facts
A bamboo plant is easy to care for and can be grown virtually anywhere. Lucky bamboo plants are popular in gift giving, since they are said to bring good luck and fortune to the recipient. Here are some general facts about bamboo and its care.
Lucky bamboo is not actually bamboo at all. It's a different species altogether, called Dracaena sanderiana. Lucky bamboo does not need soil to grow and can thrive in a simple vase with water. The leaves are slightly toxic to animals and children, so make sure you place it in an area where little hands and paws can’t reach it.
Caring For Your Bamboo
Bamboo needs very little care to thrive. You will want to keep your bamboo in an area that is bright, but not inundated with direct sunlight. Direct sun can burn the leaves.
Since lucky bamboo needs only water to thrive, you need to ensure that your container always has fresh water. You should opt for distilled water, since tap water often contains chlorine and other chemicals that can damage the plant. Change the water weekly.
Having a lucky bamboo plant in your home or office is said to be good feng shui. They are ‘leave alone’ plants, requiring almost no attention to thrive. Caring for a bamboo plant is very easy, and anyone can have bamboo that will last for years.