There are so many types of plants that can be grown inside your houses. Aside from a bonsai tree, you can also have indoor bamboo plants.
Bamboo plants, just like trees, can grow for as tall as any big trees in tropical forests. Although, most bamboo plants are grown hydroponically or naturally grown in water, they can also be potted in soil.
Bamboo, Its Origin
Bamboo are best known as plants that can be found mostly in China, Southeast Asia and Africa. Chinese people are known for using bamboo sticks in many different ways. Thousand of paintings made by ancient Chinese people are seen with drawings of bamboo. In movies, bamboo are also being used. In literature, a story about Adama and Eve coming out of cut bamboo is also popular.
Bamboo sticks are made into many different forms by Chinese people. In a battle, they are used as weapons. Bamboo sticks are known to be strong and can withstand fire. They are also used for cooking and made into different types of furniture.
Bamboo, Symbol of Luck
More than that, bamboo plants symbolizes luck to Chinese people or prosperity. Because of this, well-designed bamboo plants are often given as a gift to someone or to a family during the Chinese New Year. It is believed that a bamboo plant given is a lucky bamboo.
In Feng Shui, bamboo is an ideal example of the thriving flowing water and wood element.
It is often seen with red ribbons around its stems and most often the stems are curled or braided in many different forms making it look more attractive. The red ribbon is to add fire to the positive flow of energy or “chi” given off by the thriving flowing water, giving a more balanced aura in a house.
These braided indoor bamboo plants are pretty. Bamboo stalks are sometimes twisted or curled for more beauty.
According to a Chinese belief, different numbers of bamboo stalk signifies different types of Chinese luck and values. A certain number of stalks may invite it different types of energies.
- 2 lucky bamboo stalks – luck
- 3 or 6 lucky bamboo stalks – happiness
- 5 or 7 lucky bamboo stalks – health
- 8 lucky bamboo stalks – wealth
- 9 lucky bamboo stalks – general good fortune
- 21 lucky bamboo stalks – blessings
Selection of bamboo plants
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Bamboo are commonly placed inside our houses nowadays. They are extremely easy to manage. They can strive without problems. They can even survived for months until it dies. That is how thriving bamboo plants are. They are very adaptive and they only need clean water over a pile of pebbles to keep it standing. You can either place them in a flat ceramic pot or in a long-necked vase since most bamboos are usually quite taller than most plants.
Aside from the luck it brings, bamboo plants appear clean and green, thus it creates a good atmosphere inside a house.
Bamboo, Steps on Growing
- Place them on any pot. Most people put them on chinese ceramic pots or long-necked vase since most bamboo stalks can grow really tall.
- The pot or vase should have enough water to keep its stalks under water. Water is its life and thus it keep bamboo plants healthy.
- Bamboo plants are quite dependent on water. However, tap water coming from our faucet may harm it since tap water consists of chlorine. It is advised to keep tap water left out for 24-48 hours to distill or purify it.
- For safer and cleaner approach, do not leave any open water not replaced or not thrown as it may allow bacteria or flies to live in it. Replace vase water every week. Keep the water vase clean.
- Aside from watering its stalks, Spray bamboo leaves with water to keep the leaves healthy and clean off dirt on it that are creating unhealthy brown leaves.
- Fertilizers in various form, mostly in liquid form or African violet fertilizer for bamboo may be used only once every 4 months as too much fertilizer may produce yellow leaves.
- For any unhealthy growing leaves or black and mushy stalks, they have to be cut to avoid infecting other stalks.
- Bamboo should not be overly exposed to sunlight. If unhealthy leaves grow, place them into a shadier location.
- Trim the bamboo of unhealthy stalks and leaves. Maintain its height and health. You may cut a piece of stalk from your bamboo plant and regrow it on another pot.
Unlike indoor bonsai plants, indoor bamboo plants can be regrown by simply cutting a stalk from the bamboo plant. On the other hand, bonsai trees require bonsai tree seeds to grow one. Bonsai tree seeds however are not exactly bonsai seeds in nature. Bonsai tree seeds are simply seeds of those tropical forest trees that can be grown as an indoor bonsai tree.