How to grow Lucky Bamboo

Written by Maggie

Oct 18 2021

How to grow Lucky Bamboo

Generally, we can grow Lucky Bamboo in the soil or in the water. So how to grow Lucky Bamboo? The following is the methods of growing Lucky Bamboo in the soil or in the water.

Loose and fertile soil is selected for Lucky Bamboo soil cultivation to meet the air permeability of the soil. The water demand of Lucky Bamboo is large in spring and autumn, so it is necessary to keep the soil moist. In the growing period, do a good job of nutrient supplement and apply fertilizer once every half a month. Keep the temperature between 15 ℃ and 25℃ to avoid cold frostbite.

You can choose pure water or tap water that has been left standing for two or three days when growing lucky bamboo in the water. When inserted into the water, part of the blade should be cut off and the base should be obliquely cut. Water should be changed frequently during rooting, about once every three or four days, and once every half a month or so after rooting. Fertilization can apply compound fertilizer with a small amount of brandy. The temperature is better to be controlled between 20 degrees and 28 degrees, and the light is mainly astigmatism.

 Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo - one of the best indoor trees

How to grow Lucky Bamboo in the soil

1. Soil for growing Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) soil should be soft, breathable, well-drained and nutrient - rich. The soil conditions are favorable for the root growth of Lucky Bamboo. Some sand and gravel soil can be added appropriately to enhance the permeability of soil and organic fertilizers can be added appropriately to satisfy the nutrient supplement of Lucky Bamboo.

2. Water for growing Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo likes moist environment, higher requirements on water. It needs to be watered in time. During the spring and autumn growing season, water is needed to keep the soil moist. Water can be sprayed around the Lucky Bamboo to increase the humidity of the air.

3. Fertilization for growing Lucky Bamboo

Sufficient nutrients can promote the growth and development of the Lucky Bamboo, and top dressing is carried out at the frequency of twice a month during the growth period of the Lucky bamboo. Liquid fertilizer or leaf surface fertilizer is more choice when topdressing. The fertilizer should be diluted before topdressing to avoid burning the root caused by too high concentration.

4.Light temperature for growing Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo prefers warm and bright growing conditions. It can be put in the balcony to maintain, and have sunshine scattering. In summer light we need to do shading measures. The suitable temperature of Lucky Bamboo growth is controlled between 15 ~ 25℃. If the temperature is too low in winter, the growth of Lucky Bamboo will stop if the temperature is below 10℃ to avoid frostbite.

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

Growing Lucky Bamboo in the water

1.Water quality: Most hydroponic plants have higher requirements on water quality, the same is true of Lucky Bamboo. Fresh tap water is not suitable for Lucky Bamboo because it contains a lot of chlorine gas. But you can expose the tap water to the sun and let it sit for two or three days. If there are conditions at home, you can directly choose pure water culture.

2. Processing: Before inserting the Lucky Bamboo into the processed water, we need to process the Lucky Bamboo. The leaves of Lucky bamboo should be cut off to reduce transpiration and improve the adaptability of the Lucky bamboo to the environment. Then cut the base diagonally to increase the contact area between the Lucky Bamboo and water.

Change water: During the period when the Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is inserted into the bamboo root, we need to change water frequently, about once every three to four days.In the meantime. If you're worried about the base of Lucky Bamboo rotting, add some charcoal. After rooting, it is necessary to reduce the number of changes of water. During this period, the Lucky Bamboo prefers decaying water, so frequent changes of water are unfavorable to its growth.

Nutrition: To make the leaves of the Lucky Bamboo more green, we can add some brandy. Moreover, every three to four weeks after the Lucky Bamboo took root, compound fertilisers were needed.

Temperature: The best growth temperature of Lucky Bamboo is 20 ℃ to 28 ℃, so as long as the temperature is not too high or too low, it won't affect its growth. But in terms of light, it doesn't like bright light, so it's best to breed it in astigmatism.

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