Searching for gift ideas that are suitable for hostess and host gifts, showing your gratitude or saying congratulations? You’re certainly in luck. Lucky bamboo plants send the perfect message and will fill a home or office with lasting beauty.
Wish Anyone Luck in a Green Way
Bamboo is an incredibly popular decorative plant in homes and businesses. Interior designers love bamboo because it can grow into unusual shapes that are incredibly striking. Giving bamboo gifts allows that special recipient to add style to a home or office, but it also has a symbolic meaning. In feng shui, bamboo is believed to draw good fortune, so giving one as a gift is like wishing someone luck.
Choosing Bamboo Gifts
Because bamboo arrangements are so popular, you can find a variety of living plants that you can give as a gift for any occasion. Plants vary in the shape and number of stalks. You can choose something charming like our True Love Lucky Bamboo with two stalks that form a single heart or something whimsical like our New Directions Lucky Bamboo with its trio of curly stalks. Bamboo plant gifts are offered in different styles of planters. You can choose everything from earthy looks like the clear glass and pebble arrangement of our Little Cutie Lucky Bamboo to sleek modern planters like the square dark ceramic of our Double Tier Lucky Bamboo Tower.
Ideal Conditions for Lucky Bamboo
As with all types of plant care, the secret to keeping lucky bamboo plants thriving is to maintain the right conditions. Here is a rundown on what potted bamboo plants need to grow at their best:
– Light – Bamboo plants typically grow beneath tall trees, so they do best when they receive direct light that is filtered. As a rule, it’s best to keep a bamboo plant somewhere darker than to expose them to too much sun. If you notice its bright greenery fading, move it to a brighter spot.
– Water – A bamboo plant only needs about an inch of water to stay properly hydrated, but the minerals and chemicals in plain tap water can be too harsh for it. Use bottled or distilled water that has been left out for 24 hours to protect bamboo. Change the water every week to prevent the growth of microbes.
– Temperature – Temperatures of 65° to 90° Fahrenheit are best for bamboo. Never place a bamboo plant directly in front of a window air conditioner or a heating and cooling vent.
– Fertilizer – You don’t need to feed bamboo plants often. A single drop of a standard liquid or specialty bamboo fertilizer every month will provide ample nutrition for your bamboo.
Keeping Your Lucky Bamboo Shaped
Bamboo grows rapidly, so regular cutting is an important part of lucky bamboo care. Keeping bamboo trimmed will help maintain its appealing shape whether you have a straight or curved plant. Focus trimming efforts on the shoots, not the stalk. Use sterile Shears and cut 1 to 2 inches from the stem. You can help to discourage thick growth by placing a small amount of paraffin wax on the newly cut shoot.
When you give bamboo plant gifts for any occasion, the recipient of your present is sure to feel lucky. Check out the current bamboo plants for sale from Giving Plants and get some gift-giving inspiration.