Why decorate spaces with lucky bamboo and how to choose it
Probably at some point in our life we have thought of decorating our home or our work area with bamboo. This is commonly known as the lucky plant. It gives the sensation that with the simple fact of buying it and taking care of it a little we already fill ourselves with positive energy. To the belief of many people there is a perception that this plant comes from bamboo but the reality is very different.
This plant known as well as lucky bamboo as Dracaena Sanderiana (in its scientific name), it actually comes from the family of lilies and is common in tropical rainforests with shade. In China it is normally given away when a house is opened or a business is opened, since it is considered as a plant that attracts luck and happiness.
Their care is very simple and in a short time we will start to see results since it is very good at the interior so it should not be confused with the plant that we named in the fabulous Japanese story about bamboo.
This beautiful plant used for decoration can be found either on land or simply in water. Caring for it is very simple, it does not even need a big attention since it is very resistant.
How to choose a good lucky bamboo plant?
First, look for a plant that catches your attention and that also looks healthyDo not try to keep the first one you find. You can find them in nurseries as well as florists. Some businesses name it as lucky bamboo, ribbon plant or simply under their own scientific name.
Secondly stay with the brightest you see. A striking green color that does not have its yellowish leaves with bruises. Its stem should be uniform and the tips of the leaves should not be brown. No matter how small, little by little your leaves will grow. It is convenient places where they get the light but not the direct sun if they have low light their leaves will lose color and if it is too much they will burn. They can really survive anywhere.
Once we have it with us, we can maintain it in two ways, both in water and on land. If we plant it improperly, it will give off a bitter smell and that could lead to it becoming sick and not growing. Therefore we must make sure that it is well planted. In particular it can be easier to keep it in water.
We just have to find a transparent vase that is out of direct sunlight and cover it with a third of water that the rest of the plant remains uncovered. Fill the water when it is convenient. They can be accompanied by small rocks or pebbles that keep the stems in place.
It is best to change the water once a week to prevent it from rotting and at the same time rinse the vase, the pebbles and the plant.
What does feng shui recommend?
Feng shui, Chinese ancestral art that teaches us to improve environmental conditions to promote well-being and balance in our spaces, tells us that according to the number of stems that we wish to have these will affect a specific sector of the life of the person who has them. .
- 1 stem: Simple life.
- 2 stems: Love, double luck.
- 3 stems: Happiness, good luck, longevity.
- 4 stems: Avoid death. The word death in China has four sounds, that's why it is said to be avoided.
- 5 stems: Wealth, health, creativity, enthusiasm.
- 6 stems: Health, happiness, harmony.
- 7 stems: can promote health.
- 8 stems: Growth, wealth, prosperity, abundance, success in business.
- 9 stems: Good fortune; more luck
- 10 stems: achieve perfection.
- 21 stems: Powerful blessings, promotion.