Today it’s hard to go to any nursery or florist and not see pots of lucky bamboo. It’s cultivated and arranged in small pots to large, fabulous interwoven designs. It’s striking and brings a bright green touch of nature to your home — and adds some great health and wealth feng shui too!
One of the most common questions, though, is whether it’s actually bamboo or not.
And, in fact, it is not bamboo but rather part of the dracaena sanderiana family. In addition to being called lucky bamboo, it’s also called Chinese water bamboo, friendship bamboo, or even feng shui bamboo. Even so, it still looks like bamboo, and for that reason it’s called that and makes us think of bamboo when we see it, making it fitting to be used like bamboo in your home or office.
To care for lucky bamboo is very easy. Lucky bamboo does best in medium light so try to put your bamboo somewhere where it will have plenty of light but not direct sunlight as this can burn the leaves.
Whether you keep your bamboo in water or water and pebbles, just make sure that the roots are covered with water and the water level is constant. Change the water completely at least once a month. If possible, used distilled water or water that’s been left to sit for any chlorine to evaporate. Every other month add a very tiny amount of fertilizer. It can be grown either completely in water or put into pebbles and kept filled with water.
One of the ways lucky bamboo is used is in feng shui. Without question, bamboo is the quintessential plant that represents health, growth and longevity in Chinese and feng shui thought. But it also represents parts of a person’s character, which is flexibility and its ability to stay green year round is a reminder of the importance of remaining hopeful, positive, and optimistic.
In the home or office, bamboo is believed to dissolve negative chi energy. In the business environment, bamboo represents growth, longevity in business and profitability.
Besides using lucky bamboo as an enhancer, you can use lucky bamboo to activate your home for good fortune based on the number of individual bamboo stalks. You can choose the number of stalks based on your personal aspirations.
- for opportunity, income
- for love and happiness, attract a woman to your life
- for growth, good health and family relationships
- for wealth, education luck
- for health, wealth and happiness
- for good fortune, heavenly assistance, networking help, attract a man to your life
- for good fortune, wealth and prosperity
- for Future prosperity, social opportunity, and fame
In your home, use lucky bamboo in the wealth and health sectors, where they are most beneficial. The wood and growth energy are right at home here! But lucky bamboo is also an effective cure for annual afflictions like the 5 and 2 stars that bring health and financial problems wherever they visit.
Use bamboo to handle annual afflictions.
Lucky bamboo in water is an excellent enhancer and protector of wealth and health. The 5 Yellow is one of the annual afflictions that bamboo can help control. Create a vase of healthy and vibrant lucky bamboo is a wonderful helper, and it’s an energizer for health and wealth,taking some of the sting out of the 5 Star. The other energy to be concerned about is the Black 2 Star which can cause health and financial problems. Adding a clear glass vase of three stalks of lucky bamboo in stones and water is perfect for both the 5 and 2 Stars.
Stop theft, violence and injury with bamboo.
Lucky bamboo with its water energy is helpful wherever the annual Red 7 Star flies. This star can cause all kinds of problems that vary dramatically from issues with your mouth and teeth to theft, injury by metal, or violence. In 2019, the 7 star goes to the southeast corner of wealth, so that makes the bamboo especially helpful. In 2020, the 7 star moves the center and will need to be controlled. That’s where lucky bamboo can really help.
Lucky bamboo can also be used to stimulate energy for love, travel, education and writing.
For instance, the 4 star of romance and education and writing luck can be activated each year. Adding lucky bamboo here can help stimulate this area with beneficial luck for romance and growth. So, you singles out there, go grab four stalks of bamboo in a vase of water to draw someone new and wonderful to your life – or use it for opportunities in education, travel, or writing and communication!
Enhances wealth and health.
In general, having a vase of lucky bamboo is good for wealth and health. Placed in the east, the sector of health, the plant will help promote good health and a happy family. In the southeast corner of wealth, lucky bamboo helps bring luck with savings, good investment returns, and accumulation of money.
The next time you’re in a plant shop, give lucky bamboo a second luck. It’s a great feng shui enhancer and protector, too.