In my previous blogs, I have discussed about many kinds of plants. Each plant has a unique feature. For instance - Venus Flytrap is a Carnivorous plant, Sansevieria and Syngonium are Air Purifying plants etc., There are some plants which are believed to have mythological prominence. Some plants are related to ancient traditions. One such plant is Lucky Bamboo. It is a small house plant that is grown in a pot containing water. Today let us know about Lucky Bamboo.
What is a Lucky Bamboo?
Lucky Bamboo is an indoor plant that is said to bring good luck according to Feng Shui. Dracaena sanderiana is the scientific name of Lucky Bamboo plant. It was named after the German–English gardener Henry Frederick Conrad Sander Lucky Bamboo plant is very easy to grow at home. This plant is one of the most popular feng shui cures. It is very easy to care Lucky Bamboo plant as it can survive in any kind of light. Feng shui principles claim that bamboo attracts auspicious energy. Since the bamboo plant is strong, it can energize your home. Keeping lucky bamboo inside houses and business place is believed to bring happiness and prosperity. The plant has become the most popular indoor plant in certain parts of India, where the plants are usually imported from China and Taiwan.
It is said to be equivalent to the feng shui elements. The five elements in feng shui are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. The bamboo plant expresses the feng shui Wood element, the rocks that create the foundation of growth for the lucky bamboo represent the Earth element the water the bamboo needs for its growth represents the Water element. The feng shui lucky bamboo plants usually have a red ribbon tied to them which is the expression of the Fire element. The glass pots that most lucky bamboo plants come with represent the Metal element. If your feng shui lucky bamboo is planted in a ceramic pot or plastic pot, it will usually have either a metal coin (Chinese coins for good luck) or a metal figurine, such as the Laughing Buddha.
HOW TO CARE LUCKY BAMBOO?
Lucky Bamboo plants are one of the easiest plants to take care of. Here are a few Important Instructions.
1. Lucky Bamboo is an indoor plant. Keep it away from direct sunlight.
2. Make sure the water level is above the roots of the plants. Keeping it above 1 inch is sufficient.
3. Change the water once in 14 days to avoid rot from rotting and to prevent flies from laying eggs in the water.
Here are the essential components to ensure a healthy and long-lasting Lucky Bamboo plant:
Lucky Bamboo will do best with moderate levels of indirect light. Do not expose the plant to direct sunlight, such as a sunny windowsill. The direct sunlight is too strong for the plant and causes the leaves to warp and the leaves will turn brown. Lucky Bamboo should always be kept indoors.
We highly recommend bottled water or filtered water. Tap water contains chlorine that will cause the tip of the leaves to turn brown. If you must use tap water, you can eliminate most of the chlorine and chemical by letting it sit 24 hours before adding it to the plant. To prevent the roots from drying, always keep the water level at least 1 inch high. Do not submerge the plants completely underneath the water. The top of the stalk must be exposed to air so that it can breathe properly. Change the water every 14 days to prevent the roots from rotting.
Reasons for leaves turning yellow
1. High chlorine in the water.
Try using bottled water or filtered water. If you cannot afford it, you can fill a container with tap water and let it settle for 24 hours. This will eliminate most of the chlorine from the water.
2. Plant exposed to direct sunlight.
Move your plants away from direct sunlight. Your plant does not require any light from the sun. It will be fine with the light source from you’re the light bulb and lamps.
Feng Shui Tradition for Layers of Lucky Bamboo
According to Feng Shui, the number of Lucky Bamboo layers that are bound together is responsible for the positive effect.
2 layer - represent love.
3 layers - represent happiness, wealth and long life.
5 layers - represent 5 types of wealth in life which are spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and intuitive.
6 layers - represent good luck and wealth.
7 layers - represent good health.
8 layers - represent growth.
9 layers - represent great luck.
10 layers - represent perfection.
21 layers - represent a powerful blessing.
It makes an ideal gift for household, office, new ventures, or parties. It is a decorative indoor house plant and can be potted either in soil, rocks, or water. It requires little basic care.