The Dracaena (Dra-SEEN-na) Sanderiana isn't actually bamboo, like the common name suggests, but is part of the Dracaena family. It was first discovered in Asia
They have been used in Feng Shui for over 5000 years.
With up to 100cm in height, this plant would make a lovely corner piece or in a vase.
Different quantities of this plant can represent different things:
One stalk: represents unity and unobstructed flow of energy.
Two stalks: represents good luck in love (a great gift for a partner).
Three stalks: represents continued growth, birth and family.
Four stalks: represents death (avoid this amount, it is also considered a rude gift).
Five stalks: represents wealth, longevity, luck, happiness and prosperity.
Six stalks: represents wealth through opportunity and luck (great for businesses).
Seven stalks: represents health and personal growth.
Eight stalks: represents infinite energy and many blessings.
Nine stalks: represents success and gratitude.
Care and tips:
🌞 = Prefers indirect sunlight as stems and leaves will easily burn.
💧= If growing in soil, make sure the soil is always damp to the touch and not dry. If growing in water then make sure the roots are always under the water. Change the water weekly and use filtered tap water, bottled water or rainwater when possible.
🐶🐱👶= Poisonous if eaten, so keep out of reach of tiny humans and furry creatures!
This plant is very easy to propagate. First, identify the best parent plant to propagate from (should have more than two segments growing from it). Snip off one of the segments and remove any bottom leaves to reveal the stalk. Place this in a container of water and treat it the same as you would an adult plant.
Things to look out for:
Overwatering: Stems and leaves go brown/yellow and mushy in appearance.
Underwatering: Leaves and stems can look empty and shrivelled/dried up.
Other common names for this plant:
- Lucky bamboo
- Chinese water bamboo
- Friendship bamboo
- Ribbon plant