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By Heather Rhoades
Most of the time, when people ask about growing bamboo indoors, what they are really asking about is lucky bamboo care. Lucky bamboo is not a bamboo at all, but rather a type of Dracaena. Regardless of the mistaken identity, the proper care of a lucky bamboo plant (Dracaena sanderiana) is important to the long term health of indoor bamboo. Keep reading to learn a little about the care of a lucky bamboo plant.
Lucky Bamboo Indoor Plant Care
Often you will see people growing lucky bamboo indoors in their offices or low light parts of their homes. This is because lucky bamboo needs very little light. It grows best in low, indirect light. That being said, when you grow lucky bamboo inside, it does need some light. It will not grow well in near darkness.
Most people growing lucky bamboo indoors will also have their lucky bamboo growing in water. If your lucky bamboo is growing in water, make sure to change the water every 2-4 weeks.
The lucky bamboo plant will need at least 1-3 inches of water before it has grown roots. Once it has grown roots, you will need to make sure that the roots are covered by the water. As your lucky bamboo grows, you can increase the amount of water it grows in. The higher up the stalk the water goes, the higher up the stalk the roots will grow. The more roots the lucky bamboo has, the more lush the top foliage will grow.
In addition, try adding a small drop of liquid fertilizer when changing the water to help the lucky bamboo grow.
When you grow lucky bamboo inside, you can also choose to transplant it into soil. Make sure that the container you will be growing the lucky bamboo in has good drainage. Water the plant frequently, but do not allow it to become waterlogged.
Growing lucky bamboo indoors is easy with just a little lucky bamboo care. You can grow lucky bamboo inside and help get your Feng Shui a boost in your home or office.