Dracaena sanderiana also known as “Lucky Bamboo” was named after German-English gardener Henry Frederick Conrad Sander, although it is not related to Bamboo it is a member of the lily family that grows in the dark, tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia and Africa. Its other common names are Belgian evergreen, ribbon plant (most of it are sold with a red ribbon), and panaschierter Drachenbaum.
Most of these plant species was small, shrubby with slender stems and flexible leaves that is mostly grow in rainforests. It is a known commonly sold as a Chinese decorative plant, which makes it a popular houseplant because it can survive common indoor conditions, since direct lighting can cause its leave to burn, so it makes a good indoor plant. It can grow in both soil and water which makes it unique, Lucky Bamboo with twisted shapes and this can be produced by rotating the plant stem with respect to gravity and since plants needs light source, it should be directed and depends on the grower how’d want it to grow.
Did you know?
- Dracaena sanderiana is poisonous to pets
- Flowering in autumn, winter, and early spring
- It is considered as a thriving wood and is under water element in Eastern practice feng sui
- Number of stalk has also meaning: three for happiness; five for wealth; six for health
- Four stalks are bad luck since the word since the word ‘four’ in Chinese sounds too similar to the word for ‘death’