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Dracaena 'Lucky Bamboo'

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  • Botanical Name: Dracaena 'Lucky Bamboo'
  • Common Name(s): Lucky bamboo, Chinese water bamboo, Friendship bamboo, ribbon plant
  • Light: Medium
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil: Potting Mix
  • Pet Friendly: Yes

Note: Please allow for some product variation. While we strive for accuracy in our descriptions, colors and sizes may vary slightly. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee so rest assured if you are not satisfied with your purchase, we will make it right.

Description & Care Instructions:

Though named "Lucky Bamboo" it is not a bamboo plant at all. It is actually a type of Dracaena. Dracaena are composed of a large group of popular foliage plants. Most grow strongly upright with long, straplike leaves variegated with white, cream, or red. Dracaenas grow well at average room temperatures but don't like cold drafts. Give plants medium to bright light to maintain the best leaf color. The "Lucky Bamboo" is a great plant for beginners as it will survive some neglect.


Your Lucky Bamboo will thrive in bright filtered light, however, it can tolerate moderate lighting conditions. Be careful not to expose your bamboo to direct sunlight as it could burn the leaves. If you notice your plant is fading in color or beginning to look "lanky" you need to provide more light.


These plants can grow in a vase of water or planted in soil. If planted in soil be sure to water your plant when the soil feels dry. This plant is somewhat finicky about its water, however. Water from your sink could contain chlorine or other chemicals which this plant is not fond of. Use bottled or distilled water. You can use the water from your sink if you fill your watering can at least 24 hours prior to watering your plant. This gives the chemicals in the water time to evaporate.

Temp & Humidity:

Keep your "Lucky Bamboo" a bit warmer by keeping temperatures between 65 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure it is placed in an area of your home or office where there are no hot or cold drafts. Keep it away from A/C vents or heater vents. Average humidity levels are fine for your plant.


These plants can be grown in a well-draining potting mix. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. You can also keep Lucky Bamboo in a vase or bowl of pebbles as long as you keep about an inch of water in the bottom.


These plants do not require anything extravagant for fertilizer. A basic liquid fertilizer will work. Feed a drop of fertilizer once a month.