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Lucky Bamboo

Dracaena Sanderiana South Africa


Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is surprisingly not actually bamboo as its scientific name suggests: It’s part of the Dracaena genus. The lucky bamboo plant is from Southeast Asia and is well-known for its use in Feng Shui for over 5,000 years.

In these practices, it is said to represent good luck and happiness, making it an ideal and popular gift in business and personal matters. Another factor that makes lucky bamboo cape town so popular is its ability to be trained into shapes like a swirl, heart, braid, and other designs.

  • Type: Perennial shrub
  • Height: 1–3 ft. tall, 1–2 ft. wide (indoors)
  • Position: Partial shade
  • Soil type: Water or moist but well-drained soil
  • Names: lucky bamboo, dracaena sanderiana, chinese water bamboo

You don’t have to look very hard to find it nowadays—these plants can be spotted in offices, on desks, in businesses, and in homes pretty much daily. It’s said to bring good luck and fortune to those that own them, especially if the plants were given as gifts.

It also helps that they have a well-earned reputation as nearly indestructible—these tough stalks can survive in vases of pure water or in containers of soil, and in a wide variety of light conditions. Even a poorly kept bamboo plant will live for a long time before it finally succumbs.

Caring For Lucky Bamboo Cape Town

Lucky bamboo is a relatively easy plant to care for and will thrive in a light-filled home. It grows best in bright light. While it can tolerate lower light levels, it won’t grow very much without a lot of bright light.1 Rotate your plant often so that the light reaches the entire plant evenly.

Soil Requirements

Lucky bamboo South Africa can be grown in well-drained, rich potting soil. The soil should be kept moist, but not soaking. Additionally, it can thrive well when housed in pebbles or simply a vase filled with water, as long as it has at least an inch of standing water at all times. If growing in water, it should be replaced every week.


Its toxic for cats and dogs, so make sure to keep it out of reach. If consumed by your fur babies it can cause incoordination, weakness, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, drooling and dilated pupils. Lucky bamboo cape town is not toxic to humans, however.

Some Interesting Facts about Lucky Bamboo 

The plant is often associated with Feng Shui. The parts of this plant represent the elements of Earth, Wood, Water, Metal, and Fire. The stalks can be manipulated into spiral shapes by controlling the amount of sunlight they are exposed to.

When kept in the East direction, it attracts good health for the entire family and when kept in the south-east direction, it attracts money and wealth. When provided with direct sunlight and pure water, it can survive for nearly a decade. Bring more happiness, prosperity, and wealth to your house by growing lucky bamboo South Africa and keeping them in the right direction.

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