The so-called bamboo of the luck is found everywhere. In offices, companies and business in general is not usually missing. You can get both at garden centers as well as in bazaars, shops of add-ons to decoration and a lot of more sites. Before that nothing aclararos that lucky bamboo is not bamboo. It is the Dracaena sanderiana, a plant that although it is cultivated mainly in the form hydroponic there is no problem in cultivating it in soil.
In China it is very common to give away the bamboo of the luck when it premieres a house or start a business. Generally, the bamboo of the luck that we find in the market comes from Taiwan and China with the intertwined or spiral tend to give their growers.
Lucky bamboo needs light sifted since it is a plant that grows under tropical forests. It can be grown even in the shade without any problem. What you should never receive direct sunlight as it might burn its leaves. Needs temperatures of between 15 and 32ºC with what is an ideal plant for indoor growing. We can have it in a vase with pebbles and a little water, chlorine-free, indefinitely. In this case we will change the water once a week. And to not be frightened, the roots of the Dracaena sanderiana are red.
If we cultivate on land you do not need a lot of water. More or less its maintenance is like that of a yucca because it is a agavacea. Fertilization will consist of adding a few drops to the irrigation water once a month. If we have them in water with a few drops each two months will be enough. The spiral shape that we know to the bamboo of the luck is not achieved with a guided type bonsai, but by rotating the plant to follow a light source. As you can imagine it is a very slow process and requires lots of perseverance.
The most common problems that often present the lucky bamboos are the bugs and the fungi. The first will remove them with a cotton soaked with alcohol, and stains from the leaves produced by the fungi with a fungicide. If a plant grows excessively long, we can prune in the spring.