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Lucky Bamboo – Dracaena Sanderiana!
Of all the indoor plants, lucky bamboo is probably the easiest to maintain for those without a green thumb. Contrary to its name, it is not a bamboo plant but belongs to the family of Dracaenas.
Dracaenas are beneficial as poison eaters that clean the air from chemical pollution. Superstition has designated Dracaenas as money plants, i.e. promoting abundance and prosperity. They are versatile in terms of feng shui placement. Since all plants are of the wood element, resonating with growth and expanding energy, lucky bamboo will best enhance the community and empowerment sectors. It can, however, easily adapt to other sectors because of its versatile characteristics.
Lucky bamboo is happy to grow without soil in a few inches of water, therefore self/career/now as well as compassion/support will benefit. Relationship and creativity sectors can be engaged by using appropriate type of containers. Last but not least, the future/fame sector is promoted by adjusting wood in empowerment and thus feeding fire. These myriad applications of lucky bamboo make it a desirable helper for feng shui adjustments. As for containers, consider shape, size, color and materials to serve your feng shui goals.
Best is the ease of care since stalks of lucky bamboo, when placed in water, will grow an extensive root system and immediately sprout clusters of delicate leaves at the knotty junctures. Smaller plants can be used in multiples of odd numbers while larger stalks can be decorative focal points in larger vases. While young and flexible, lucky bamboo can be trained to form interesting growth patterns such as curls and braids.
Lucky bamboo is most comfortable in a few inches of water that can easily be refreshed periodically in a ritual of rinsing and cleansing the root system. A gentle bit of plant food will boost its tendency to grow fast.
A most welcome characteristic of lucky bamboo is its low light tolerance which helps with easy placement in any kind of light conditions. Beware of direct exposure to the sun as sunrays will scorch its delicate leaves. Lucky bamboo, although originating in the dark, tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia and Africa, is not happy outdoors in our climate zones, and thus will do best as a year round indoor companion.
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