About Lucky Bamboo
According to ancient Oriental folklore, Lucky Bamboo plants have been given as gifts to friends and loved ones during times of celebration. A wedding, a birth, a birthday, a house-warming, a new business endeavor or just an expression of wishing someone Good Fortune are all perfect times to give gifts of Lucky Bamboo arrangements.
Lucky Bamboo plants have also gained international popularity because they are so easy to care for and have such a powerful significance in the art of Feng Shui.
Lucky Bamboo is one of the plants recommended by Feng Shui masters to improve the flow of Ch’i or life’s positive energy in a room, house, or building. You can place Lucky Bamboo on the East side of your home, office, or recreation area as you face the door. Soon you will notice a new feeling of balance and positive energy inside the room.
Growing Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo plants are first planted in wet clay under black shade-cloth that filters out 70% of the sunlight. These growing areas are adjacent to rice fields growing down the sides of mountains. In this area, the top rice field is watered first by flooding it with water. After several days, the water is then allowed to drain to the next lower level where Lucky Bamboo is being grown. This area is again saturated with water for several days and then the water is allowed to drain to the next growing area.
The Bamboo stalks are cut a 1/4″ above a segment on the stalk. These stalks are then placed in water and the top of the stalk is allowed to dry and then is covered with wax. This will allow a new shoot to grow at the site of the segment of the stalk. After the stalks have been cut, they are placed in containers with water about 2 inches deep. A special fungicide and rooting hormone are used in this water mixture. In approximately 4 to 6 weeks, the Lucky Bamboo plants will begin to form roots and shoots. One month later, the Lucky Bamboo plants will be ready for shipping.
Feng Shui Lucky Bamboo – How To Use the Lucky Bamboo for Good Feng Shui
Lucky Bamboo is one of the most popular feng shui cures. You can see feng shui lucky bamboos in most floral shops nowadays.
Even though easy to care for and a very tolerant for your home. It teaches the ultimate wisdom: how to be flexible and hollow (open) on the inside, so that the spirit can freely flow and heal your being.
If you are lucky enough to have bamboo growing in your garden, you know how soothing, almost transcendental, the sound of it is. The same is true for bamboo feng shui windchimes, as well as the energy of bamboo floors.
Generally, here is why this specific feng shui cure is considered lucky (and I will let you compare for yourself and define if the feng shui lucky bamboo you bought from the corner store fits into this category.)
A little indoor bamboo plant is considered lucky in feng shui when it combines/represents all five elements of feng shui, which are:
- Wood – the Bamboo itself
- Earth – the Rocks the Bamboo grows in
- Water – the Water the Bamboo grows with
- Fire – most pots usually have a red ribbon tied to them
- Metal – the glass pots belong to the feng shui Metal element. If the Feng Shui Lucky Bamboo is planted in a pot other than glass, such as clay or ceramics, it will usually have either a metal coin, or a metal figurine with it
Usually you will buy (or make) this feng shui cure with a specific number of bamboo stalks, most popular ones being:
- 3 for Happiness
- 5 for Health
- 2 for Love & Marriage
- 8 for Wealth and Abundance
- 9 is considered a lucky number and is an overall good number for Good Fortune and Happiness