Dracaena sanderiana is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, also known as Dracaena braunii. Common names include Sander’s dracaena, ribbon dracaena, lucky bamboo, curly bamboo, Chinese water bamboo, Goddess of Mercy plant, Belgian evergreen, and ribbon plant.
Although the word bamboo occurs in several of this plant’s common names, D. sanderiana is of an entirely different taxonomic order from true bamboos. Despite several of its common names that suggest it is from China or Belgium, it is a native African species.
Care for Lucky Bamboo:
1. Carefully remove any packaging and add rocks to your container to act as an anchor. Make sure that the
roots are covered (no sunlight on the roots)
2. Lucky bamboo requires moderate or indirect sunlight.
3. Fill your container with enough water to cover the roots.
4. Remove any yellow leaves.
5. Lucky bamboo is very sensitive to chlorine and other chemicals commonly found in tap water. Because of
this, it’s a good idea to water your lucky bamboo only with bottled or distilled water.
6. Replenish your lucky bamboo with fresh water every seven to 10 days to keep it happy and healthy.
7. Lucky Bamboo also grows well in soil. (option)