Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Dracaena sanderiana Accepted
Dracaena braunii Synonym
Pleomele braunii Synonym
Pleomele sanderiana Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 6-10 feet (2-3 meters)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: May cause skin irritation
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 29, 2011 8:03 AM

Although sometimes frowned upon by "serious" gardeners and considered a "child's" plant because it is so easy to grow, this Dracaena makes a beautiful and relatively easy-care houseplant. But it is not foolproof. Mine is still growing and thriving in water after almost two years.

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Bamboo branch died by Adamdadz Jul 15, 2018 8:24 AM 8
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MAJOR Rookie here, HELP! :) by rhysermc Apr 28, 2018 5:07 AM 10
Yellowing lucky Bamboo shoot by MR0112 Sep 19, 2017 1:48 PM 4

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