Caring for Lucky Bamboo

Written by Maggie

Oct 18 2021

Caring for Lucky Bamboo

With the improvement of modern living standards, more and more families choose to keep some green plants in their homes to purify the air. In the spring and autumn of each year, Lucky Bamboo is one of the first choices for many families to choose green plants. It is not only for appreciation, but also excellent for air purification. How to care for Lucky bamboo if it’s bending? And how to care for Lucky bamboo to grow thick?

Lucky bamboo
Lucky Bamboo - one of the best indoor trees

Caring for Lucky bamboo becomes bent

It is one of the most flexible bamboo branches in the world. But it is also endowed with acquired characteristics. The Lucky Bamboo grows much higher, but it is difficult to keep its upright position. What if our Lucky bamboo grows crooked?

1. Even lighting

If the Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is kept in one place, it will grow in a decent direction, and then it will bend slowly towards the sun. In this case, we just need to rotate it frequently, so that every side of it receives bright light.

2. Control the height of Lucky bamboo

Bending is because Lucky bamboo grows too high, and the only way is to cut off its roots, but to put back into the water or soil cultivation. In the process of cutting, we can make it cut at an angle. So it can increase the surface area of the accepted nutrient, grow more thick and can also avoid the Lucky bamboo bent.

Caring for Lucky bamboo growing too high

Thanks to the rapid growth of the Lucky Bamboo, it can grow to more than two meters high in two or three years, but it will be less attractive. What about the Lucky bamboo growing too high? At this time, we should trim it to improve its ornamental value. 

If the plants of Lucky bamboo are too high, we can cut them directly from the root to the proper length. If the new shoots grow too high, it is ok to reduce the position of 0.5cm from the mother plant, and then dry the cut shoots and reproduce again.

Lucky bamboo
Lucky Bamboo is one of the plants that can grow in water

Role of Lucky Bamboo

Putting some green plants in our home, we certainly hope that it will bring benefits and functions to our home. Then what is the role of Lucky bamboo? Lucky Bamboo has a lot of roles to play. In any case, it is nice to put it at home.

1. Feng Shui effect of Lucky bamboo

In terms of feng shui, the Lucky Bamboo symbolizes prosperity, prosperity and peace. Therefore, it can be placed at home, which not only shows the integrity of its owner, but also symbolizes prosperity and peace. It is also popular.

2. The effect of purifying the air of Lucky bamboo

At home, the color of the Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is a healthy green. The lush appearance of the Lucky bamboo can ease our eyesight. Moreover, the Lucky Bamboo produces fresh oxygen during photosynthesis during the daytime, which can also purify the indoor air.

Caring for Lucky Bamboo growing thick

There are many reasons why the Lucky Bamboo grows only short. If we want the Lucky Bamboo grown in our country to grow thick and well, we must create a good environment for it to grow. Good conditions for growing lucky bamboo include temperature, fertilizer, light, and pruning. Only then can our Lucky Bamboo grow thicker and better.

1. Temperature for Lucky bamboo

The best temperature of the Lucky bamboo is 15-20 ℃, so the Lucky bamboo grows well below this temperature.If the temperature is too low, it is easy to cause the leaf to slowly yellow and then die, so we must make it a warm place in winter.

Lucky bamboo

2. Fertilizer for Lucky bamboo

In the process of breeding Lucky Bamboo, we must pay attention to the fertilizer. Just before the Lucky bamboo takes root, a small amount of compound fertilizer can be added to give it a thick, shiny growth. If too much fertilizer is easily caused by excess nutrients and accelerated aging then yellow leaves.

3. Light for Lucky bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is less in need of sunlight, but adequate sunlight is needed. All plants need sunlight for photosynthesis. Therefore, we should appropriately move the Lucky bamboo to a place with sunlight for a while, but not for too long. If it's winter, you have to spend a lot of time in the hot sun.

4. Pruning for Lucky bamboo

It is inevitable that yellow leaves will appear in the growth process of Lucky Bamboo. At this time, we should prune the yellow leaves to avoid attracting nutrients from healthy shoots. In this way, we can ensure that the healthy shoots can absorb enough nutrients to make the plants stronger.

Lucky bamboo

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