Lucky Bamboo Meaning and Use for Good Feng Shui

Understand the Lucky Bamboo Feng Shui Cure

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The lucky bamboo is one of the most popular feng shui cures. In traditional feng shui, the lucky bamboo is used to attract health, happiness, love and abundance. The feng shui lucky bamboo is widely used in both home and office feng shui decor solutions. ML Harris/Getty Images

The lucky bamboo is one of the most popular feng shui cures for home or office. You can see quite a few types of feng shui lucky bamboo in most floral shops nowadays. However, the lucky bamboo in feng shui applications is often one of the most neglected feng shui cures, too.

I have seen countless of feng shui "lucky" bamboo plants that are struggling to survive, have a poor neglected look, and the only luck in them is the "lucky to be alive" factor!



Even though easy to care for and a very tolerant plant, the feng shui bamboo still needs your love and attention, as it likes to look good, just like you do. Do not be afraid to touch your lucky bamboo and take good care of it.

Ultimately, the feng shui lucky bamboo is considered lucky because of its peaceful vitality and strong growth, so it is best to learn to take really good care of it, just like you take care of all your other plants.

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So why is the feng shui lucky bamboo considered lucky?

  • Bamboo in itself is an amazing plant that brings a very peaceful and wise energy into your home. It teaches the ultimate wisdom: how to be flexible and hollow (open) on the inside, so that the spirit can freely flow and heal your being.
  • If you are lucky enough to have bamboo growing in your garden, you know how soothing, almost transcendental, the sound of it is. The same is true for bamboo feng shui wind chimes, as well as the energy of bamboo floors.

    Generally, here is why this specific feng shui cure is considered lucky; this will help you see if the feng shui lucky bamboo you bought at the corner store fits into this category.

    A little indoor bamboo plant is considered lucky in feng shui when it combines/represents all five feng shui elements, as these elements are considered to be the foundation of a harmonious universe.

    The five elements in feng shui are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. 

    Here's how the feng shui elements are expressed in a lucky bamboo feng shui cure:

    WOOD:  the bamboo plant expresses the feng shui Wood element (all plants do).

    EARTH: the rocks that create the foundation of growth for the lucky bamboo represent the Earth element.

    WATER:  the water the bamboo needs for its vibrant growth is obviously representing the Water element.

    FIRE:  the feng shui lucky bamboo plants usually have a red ribbon tied to them (red color is the expression of the Fire element).

    METAL:  the glass pots that most lucky bamboo plants come with represent the Metal element. If your feng shui lucky bamboo is planted in a ceramic pot, it will usually have either a metal coin (Chinese coins for good luck), or a metal figurine, such as the Laughing Buddha.

    The number of stalks in the lucky bamboo as a feng shui cure has a specific meaning that is taken into consideration when placing the lucky bamboo plant for good feng shui.

    You can sure have as many stalks as you feel will look good in your space, but generally, there are some guidelines to follow when you want to use the power of numbers for good feng shui.

    Here are the most popular numbers of lucky bamboo stalks:

    2 for Love & Marriage

    3 for Happiness

    5 for Health

    8 for Wealth and Abundance

    9 for Good Fortune.

    Where should you place your feng shui lucky bamboo?

    The best feng shui placement of your lucky bamboo plant is in your Wealth & Money or Health & Family bagua areas. If you are working with the classical feng shui bagua, these are the Southeast and East feng shui areas of your home bagua. In case of the Western/BTB bagua, you are looking at the mid left and upper left areas of your home.

    Do not know what the feng shui bagua is? Here's all the info to get you started.

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