Lucky Bamboo Plant - Attracting Luck Throughout Your Home

Published: 17th March 2010
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The lucky bamboo plant is an exceptionally special kind of plant also known by its botanical name 'dracaena'. This plant has special significance in feng shui, because it is known as a symbol of vitality and strength. Its rapid growth without the need for a lot of care makes it a terrific indoor plant for pretty much anyone. Lucky bamboo plants can thrive almost anywhere, making it the perfect addition for a home or business.

You'll notice that there are actually a lot of different arrangements of the lucky bamboo. They come in different numbers of stalks, are usually straight or curved and are sometimes formed into different shapes and sold as novelty items. The quantity of stalks itself has special meaning. The greater the amount of bamboo stalks in an arrangement doesn't necessarily translate to better luck. If there are 3 stalks or 6, it represents happiness. 5 or 7 stalks symbolizes health. 2 stalks represent love and marriage, 8 represent wealth and abundance, 9 stands for good fortune and then a big arrangement of 21 stalks symbolizes blessings.

Pair the right quantity of bamboo stalks to the appropriate area of your room or the entire home using a bagua map. As a way to do this, you must stand near the entrance having the bagua out before you positioning the fame section facing the opposite wall and the career section directly in front of you. You can use it to map out the areas of a space that correlate with the different areas of your life which includes wealth, career, love and health.

There can also be special ways to use the lucky bamboo to exemplify the five elements of feng shui in action, creating balance and harmony in the specified area. The plant itself represents the wood element, simply place them inside a glass vase full of water to include the metal and water elements, add some stone for earth and tie the stalks together with a red ribbon or string to include the element of fire.

Although the lucky bamboo plant does not need considerable special attention or care, that doesn't mean that you may just neglect it. It still needs watering every so often, do so each time the water reaches below one inch in the vase. Do not place them in direct sunlight, they function best in areas that are dimly lit. These plants are commonly used in feng shui as remedies to draw in good 'qi' or energy and can be seen in lots of offices to bring good luck to a business. They can also be excellent gifts for any housewarming or a new business.

Find out why the dracaena plant is a great tool for feng shui homes. Use the bagua map to find the perfect spot for this and other feng shui remedies.

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