Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

Lucky Bamboo Plant Features

Lucky bamboo is a wonderful gift plant that adds a bold note to indoor decor with its often intricately arranged stems. It's a slow-growing foliage houseplant that's easy to care for in a low- or medium-light spot. You can find lucky bamboo available in an almost endless variety of arrangements, including heart shapes, twists, curls, and more. There's even lore about how many stems are in the arrangements!

This indoor plant grows well on desks and tabletops, making it a fun addition to your office, school, or home. Because lucky bamboo typically grows in water, you can personalize yours by putting it in watertight container you wish; secure the stems in place with marbles, stones, or other materials. 

Buy Lucky Bamboo
Find Costa Farms-grown lucky bamboo at your favorite local garden center or order it online from one of our retailer partners. 

Lucky Bamboo Questions?
No problem! Just send us an email.

Lucky Bamboo Growing Instructions

Grow lucky bamboo in low or medium light for best results. It can take a high-light spot, but lucky bamboo doesn't like direct sun so it's best to protect it with a sheer curtain to diffuse the light.

You'll often see lucky bamboo sold without soil. The stems may be submerged in water and pebbles, gravel, marbles, or even colorful gels. Lucky bamboo is happiest when you keep the stems submerged. Some people like to use rain water to reduce the chemical content in the water, but for the most part, this plant grows just fine in regular tap water.

If you wish to fertilize your lucky bamboo, use a fertilizer for aquatic plants and follow the directions on the fertilizer package. 
If your lucky bamboo outgrows its container, you can easily transfer it to a larger container. Pack in pebbles, stones, or other materials to help keep the stems upright. 

Note: Lucky bamboo is not intended for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water

    Constantly moist soil

  • Light

    Indoors: Low light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors



  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Lucky Bamboo

Money Tree
Grow lucky bamboo for good luck and money tree for good fortune! Both plants are a cinch to cultivate and look good together.

Orchid, Phalaenopsis
Beautiful moth orchids (Phalaenopsis) grow beautifully with lucky bamboo and offer an elegant accent to the plant.

ZZ Plant
ZZ plant is exceptionally easy to grow and, like lucky bamboo, doesn't need a lot of light so you can enjoy it in just about any room of your home or office.


My new lucky bamboo has stems held together by a plastic tape. Do I need to remove this?
You don't need to remove the tape or ties we use to create the decorative lucky bamboo configurations we put together. In some cases, removing the tape/ties will cause the configuration to come apart. Leaving the tape or ties on the lucky bamboo will not harm the plants.

I noticed some lucky bamboo stems have little wax caps, but others don't. Does it make a difference?
Happily, it makes no difference at all. We add wax to some stems for folks who like the look. We leave other stems cut naturally for those who prefer the more organic look. It's which you want in your home.