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Lucky Bamboo Care

Dracaena sanderiana


Lucky Bamboo prefers bright, filtered sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves. They are more tolerant of too little light than too much. If the bamboo leaves are fading to a light green colour, the plant is not getting enough light. 


Using filtered, bottled or rainwater for your Lucky Bamboo plant keeps the plant healthy.  Bamboo is sensitive to chlorine and other chemicals that can be found in tap water. It is important to keep several inches of water in the container, making sure to keep the roots of the plant wet. Changing the water every seven to 10 days keeps your lucky bamboo in top condition. If you keep your bamboo plant in a vase, keep the water levels low. The roots of a Lucky Bamboo plant grow wherever it contacts water.


The optimum temperature for a bamboo plant is between 18°C to 30°C. Lucky Bamboo plants may not survive in temperatures below 12°C and should never be placed in front of an air conditioner.


Lucky Bamboo does not require any regular fertilizer and can survive for years in nothing but clean water. If you do choose to fertilize your plants, use only fertilizers made for Lucky Bamboo.

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