Although this plant is widely known as Bamboo or Lucky Bamboo, ProPlants’ bamboo plants are not bamboo at all; they are members of the Dracaena lily family, which originates in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia and Africa. Along with its ease of growth, Lucky Bamboo has long been associated with the Eastern practice of Feng Shui - or the bringing of natural elements of water, fire, earth, wood and metal into balance within the environment.

Best Indoors

Elegant Twist BambooLight: Moderate or indirect light; avoid direct sun which will scorch the leaves.  

Temperature: 65–95° F 

Water: Roots should always be covered with water. Replenish the vase with fresh water every 7–10 days. Tap water is sufficient if chlorine levels are low. It is best if you leave a pitcher of tap water sitting out overnight to let the chlorine evaporate before watering your plant the next day. Fluoride does not evaporate and is toxic to Dracaena plants. If fluoride levels are high in your tap water, it is recommended that you use non-fluoridated water, such as bottled water. 

Fertilizer: Feed every 3–4 weeks with liquid houseplant fertilizer 

Heart Bamboo PlantGrowth: 2-3 feet

Blooming: If part of your lucky bamboo stem is yellow, it is sick. Remove the yellow stem or cut the yellow part off. 

Re-potting: When roots become bound or too tight in the container, it is time to repot in a larger container.

Planting Outside: N/A

USDA Gardening Zones: N/A

Perennial/Annual: N/A