The Information you are reading is not exact because there are many interpretations and meanings for each number of stalks. I, Angel, usually go buy style and or number of stocks for for number of family members. (i.e. 5 members = 5 stalks). But please choose what you like and believe what you want for interepations, there is no exact. =)
The Chinese have given gifts of lucky bamboo for centuries with significant meanings attached to the number of stalks. Special arrangements also have special meanings.
Lucky Bamboo Stalks
• 3 stalks are given for Happiness
Lucky Bamboo Towers
Whether 2-tier, 3-tier or more, lucky bamboo towers anchor Feng Shui and light up the future.
Lucky Bamboo Trellis
Trellises made of braided lucky bamboo are used in Feng Shui to prevent bad energy flow. A trellis is also symbolic of the ladder of advancement.
Braided Lucky Bamboo Canes
Lucky bamboo is often braided into beautiful sculptural arrangements like pillar and pear-shaped trees. Double braided canes bring good news. Triple braided canes bring new development in business and life.
Lucky Bamboo Plants (Dracaena sanderiana)
Lucky bamboo has been used by the Chinese for centuries in the art of feng shui to create harmony in their surroundings. As it turns out, lucky bamboo plants aren't from the bamboo family at all but the Dracaena family. The Chinese considered Dracaena sanderiana to be good luck bamboo partly because it required so little light. So, it may not be bamboo but it is lucky for growing in many homes and offices with low light conditions.
Lucky bamboo stalks are available in straight, curly, or spiral stalks from 4 to 48 inches tall. Growing lucky bamboo into curly, spiral and other shapes is truly an art. Lucky bamboo only grows straight so Chinese artisans lay the bamboo down and turn it often to make it grow the direction they want. One 360 degree turn of a spiral takes an entire year to make! With good lucky bamboo care, these lovely creations will last several years.
Lucky Bamboo Gifts
Ancient Chinese tradition attributes different meanings based on the number of lucky bamboo stalks you give. Send an ill friend wishes of good health with 7 lucky bamboo stalks; congratulate an associate on their promotion with 6 lucky bamboo stalks representing prosperity; or, give newlyweds 3 lucky bamboo stalks representing happiness, wealth, and longevity. You can give lucky bamboo alone to put in a vase or choose one of our many arrangements of lucky bamboo plants ranging from whimsical to romantic to bold. Other great lucky bamboo gifts are made by Chinese artisans into beautiful growing lucky bamboo towers, pyramids, and baskets. Lucky bamboo gifts are a wonderful way to express your best wishes to those you love!
Care of Lucky Bamboo Plants
Lucky bamboo care is extremely easy! Place lucky bamboo plants in indirect light away from direct sunlight. Draceana sanderianas will even survive in artificial light. Maintain the water level above their roots according to the lucky bamboo plant growing instructions we include with your order. A few drops of Green Green lucky bamboo fertilizer will keep the stalks and leaves bright green. Growing good luck bamboo is so simple, even those without a green thumb will be growing lucky bamboo successfully!