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Lucky Bamboo in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dracaena Sanderiana

 

Lucky Bamboo

Dracaena sanderiana (Lucky bamboo) can be grown hydroponically or in soil. Maintain the stems in a vase with 2 inches of clean water and a few squirts of plant fertiliser. Care for Lucky bamboo is very similar to Lotus bamboo except that it likes slightly less light and fertiliser. Too much direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn. I

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plant Features
  • Lucky Bamboo likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Lucky Bamboo likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Lucky Bamboo is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Lucky Bamboo likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Lucky Bamboo

Latin name

Dracaena Sanderiana

type

Perennial

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lucky Bamboo likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Lucky Bamboo is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Lucky Bamboo likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Lucky Bamboo likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lucky Bamboo is 0.45meters x 1.00meters 0.45 M 1.00 M

Dracaena Sanderiana

Dracaena sanderiana (Lucky bamboo) can be grown hydroponically or in soil. Maintain the stems in a vase with 2 inches of clean water and a few squirts of plant fertiliser. Care for Lucky bamboo is very similar to Lotus bamboo except that it likes slightly less light and fertiliser. Too much direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn. I


Planting as a houseplant

From Late Summer TO Early Spring

Most well draining potting soil mix types are fine to use. Temperatures from 60°F (15°C) - 75°F (24°C) are ideal. Under 55°F/12°C is going to harm the plant which may become noticeable if the leaves begin curling. Try and avoid the plant being near cold drafts, which will also cause harm. A good mix of sun shine and shade is ideal for this dracaena, but hardly any direct sunlight. Although it grows quicker and better in bright light you'll also find it survives and grows well enough in low light conditions.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

New Lucky Bamboo can be created through vegetative propagation. Begin by finding a node – the raised rings that grow around the stalk – make a cut about an inch above the node. You will now have a top and a bottom. Leave the bottom in the original container. The bottom will have no leaves and after a few days will need to be lightly misted every few days to encourage new growth. The tops will have all of the leaves. Take the top and dip the cut end in rooting hormone. Let it dry overnight before placing the top in the original container or a new container.

 
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