Bamboo is a plant that is highly revered throughout many parts of the Asian world. In China, bamboo is many things. An object of simplicity and humility, one that balances both Yin and Yang, and one that represent respect for the elderly because the younger shoots of bamboo trees are protected and shade by older ones. Most poignantly, the straight stem of bamboo plants are an allegory for straight the path to enlightenment.
Lucky Bamboo Meanings
As Chinese or Japanese gift
, it won't matter what the occasion or the season as these Lucky Bamboo Plants bestow Feng Shui blessings both for the giver and the recipient. Regardless of the event or occasion, the giving of lucky bamboo means
auspiciousness. For weddings, they will bless the newlyweds with a life of happiness, longevity, wealth, and success; for business-related get-togethers and company parties, they have the wishes of career advancement and success in the business ventures for the hosts; for birthday celebrants, they are bound to give a gift of good health, harmony and a peaceful life; for anniversaries, a gracious and energized love life for the couple; and for other occasions, like Chinese New Year, a wish for a whole life of blessings for the giver.
Lucky Bamboo Arrangement
Give them as one stalk to wish the recipient good luck; or as a lucky bamboo arrangement
of two stalks for love and marriage; three stalks for happiness, wealth, and longevity; five stalks for wealth as a fruit of good health; six stalks for luck, prosperity, and happiness; seven stalks for good health; eight stalks for abundance and success; nine stalks for good fortune; ten stalks for a complete and perfect life; and twenty one, which is the most powerful of all combinations, to wish for an all-purpose blessing. Interestingly, the more stalks there are in the home and office, the more luck and blessings these Lucky Bamboo Plants would have to bring.
Other types of lucky bamboo arrangements are as a Bamboo Tower
. These types of arrangements are also bound to help keep the positive energy in every room, and light up and shelter the dwellers' future.
To give these Lucky Bamboo plants as a gift
, as in most cases, you can simply tie a red bow around the stalks, but to represent their Feng Shui symbolisms, they should be planted in a glass vase (or ceramic vase with a coin) that is filled with rocks and water, like the Simple Square Bamboo Favor, and tied with a red bow, in order to keep the five natural feng shui elements of wood (the plant itself), metal (glass pot or coin on a ceramic vase), earth (rocks), water, and fire (red ribbon) in balance.
Taking Care of Lucky Bamboo
Encourage your guests to place the lucky bamboo in a shady spot in their home or office where they want to invite more blessings of good luck and harmony. Taking care of these plants is as simple as filling their vase with at least an inch of low-chlorinated water and Natural River Rocks
for support. To keep their roots red or healthy, feeding them with a drop of plant fertilizer once a month can help a lot.
Make everyone and their crowd happy with these truly Asian-inspired Lucky Bamboo Plants.