Two stalks of Lucky Bamboo, black rocks, and a candle in metal holder - Feng Shui arrangement with Lucky Bamboo

Spiritual Journey: The Meaning of Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo, which is also known as Dracaena or ribbon plant, has a spiritual significance. For many years, the Chinese and other Feng Shui enthusiasts have used Lucky Bamboo to attract great fortune and harmony into their lives.

According to the Feng Shui practice, plants can be used to balance energies and bring people to peace with their environment. Lucky Bamboo has the natural elements of water, fire, earth, wood, and metal which harness positive energy.

Lucky Bamboo is an amazing houseplant that can turn things around for you in a positive way. The number of stalks on Lucky Bamboo has specific roles and meanings. If you’re ready to begin your spiritual journey to prosperity with this plant, you’ve found the perfect place.

Lucky Bamboo stalks meaning in Feng Shui

In Feng Shui, the number of Lucky Bamboo stalks will determine the energy you’ll attract into your space. Here, we’ll explore the meaning of the number of Lucky Bamboo stalks.

1- One Lucky Bamboo stalk attracts business success

A single stalk of the Lucky Bamboo plant will attract prosperity into your life. It signifies a life of strength and longevity. It’s also known as the “lucky log” as it is a rootless log.

It produces healthy leaves, and certain varieties also produce white flowers. You want to make sure to put one end of your Lucky Bamboo in water to make sure that the leaves grow well. This makes a perfect gift for business owners or professionals.

2- Two Lucky Bamboo stalks bring an abundance of love

Two Lucky Bamboo stalks stand as an expression of love. It’s the favorite of new couples. You can give this to someone to show your love and affection. This Lucky Bamboo is also said to bring double luck.

3- Three Lucky Bamboo stalks bring three-fold luck

This is a magical number to kick off your spiritual journey. It attracts long life, happiness, and career upliftments. What else could you ask for? Lucky Bamboo with three stalks is an adorable gift and an amazing houseplant to place in homes and offices.

4- Four Lucky Bamboo stalks signify bad energy

The Lucky Bamboo with four stalks is very hard to find and it is never given as a gift. This is because, in the Chinese language, the number four (sì) sounds very similar to death (sǐ). The difference is just the tone of the two words.

So, four is considered the bad luck number that represents bad energy. And as such, it’s not a good idea to give the four-stalk Lucky Bamboo as a gift. You also don’t want it anywhere around you.

Feng Shui arrangement with a mini Buddha garden on a table

5- Five Lucky Bamboo stalks give you overall wellness

This Lucky Bamboo is said to bring you positive energy in the five important areas: emotional, intuitive, mental, physical, and spiritual. These areas of your life affect your wealth and health. The five Lucky Bamboo stalks will solidify these key areas of your life.

6- Six Lucky Bamboo stalks attract wealth

In the Chinese language, the number six sounds like “luck.” So, six Lucky Bamboo stalks bring opportunities for greater wealth.

7- Seven Lucky Bamboo stalks bring good health

Lucky Bamboo with seven stalks brings you positive energy for the overall health of mind and body.

8- Eight Lucky Bamboo stalks promote fertility

The Lucky Bamboo with eight stalks represents growth as the word eight in Chinese sounds like thrive or grow. So, this bamboo is thought to improve fertility.

9- Nine Lucky Bamboo stalks attract great luck

This Lucky Bamboo is said to bring great luck to its receiver. So, it makes a perfect gift to friends and relatives.

10- Ten Lucky Bamboo stalks symbolize perfection

If what you seek is a perfect or complete life, then the ten-stalked Lucky Bamboo is what you need. It is a hope for perfection, happiness, and completeness.

21- Twenty-one Lucky Bamboo stalks attract great wealth and health

This number of stalks represents a powerful blessing of great health and wealth. It signifies good hope for lasting health and abundant wealth.

For tips on caring for your bamboo plants, check out this care guide!

Eight Lucky Bamboo stalks beautifully shaped in a woven pattern

The Five Elements of Feng Shui and Lucky Bamboo

The arrangement of the Lucky Bamboo should represent the five elements of Feng Shui. These elements are represented with the Lucky Bamboo and each of them has meanings.

Wood: Wood is an element of Feng Shui represented by the stalk of the Lucky Bamboo plant.

Fire: You must have seen Lucky Bamboo stalks wrapped with a red ribbon. This stands for the fire element of Feng Shui.

Water: Lucky Bamboo should be grown in a vase or pot filled with water. The water keeps the plant growing.

Earth: There’ll also be rocks and pebbles in the vase. These are the earth elements. You can use other small stones as well.

Metal: To represent metal, a glass container is usually used for Lucky Bamboo or a metal coin is attached if a different kind of container is used.

Vastu Shastra and Lucky Bamboo

Vastu Shastra is not just an architectural science that applies only to furniture or building arrangements. It’s also a Hindu system that integrates architecture with nature. Indoor plants like Lucky Bamboo are very important in Vastu Shastra and it is said to bring harmony, fortune, prosperity, and good luck.

So, Lucky Bamboo is very significant in both Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra. According to Vastu, the ideal position to place Lucky Bamboo is east or southeast. The eastern direction stands for the family while the southeast direction attracts wealth.

The number of stalks of Lucky Bamboo denotes the same thing both in Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra. Make sure to position your plant correctly and make sure it represents the five elements. Avoid the use of dark green or yellow Lucky Bamboo stalks in Vastu.

Lucky bamboo plants in different arrangements and the text: What's the meaning of Lucky Bamboo?

Other houseplants with spiritual meanings

While you may have favorite houseplants in terms of how easy they are to look after and their appearance, certain houseplants have special meanings that may interest you. Aside from the Lucky Bamboo plant, there are a few other houseplants that can bring you a lifetime of good luck and prosperity. If you are looking for an additional houseplant or a plant to give out as a gift, here are 3 other options with impressive meanings.

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)

The Chinese money plant signifies a wish for wealth and financial success. This plant requires a sunny spot. So you’ll need to make out a place in your home or office that gets a lot of indirect sunlight for this plant.

Pilea peperomioides, which is also known as coin plant, is very easy to take care of. You’ll only need to feed it once a month and water the soil once it’s dry. Then, it’ll bring you the abundance and money you desire.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)

The Peace Lily is a symbol or reminder of sympathy. In recent times, the peace lily is perceived as a grief plant as it is a famous gift at funerals for grieving friends or family members. Peace lilies are quite easy to look after, they require indirect sunlight and prefer moist soil.

This plant purifies the air with its fresh large white flowers and dark, green leaves. Peace lilies brighten your space and are said to bring healing to the grieving. They are also a reminder of peace and they can get up to three feet or more.

Goodluck Plant (Oxalis)

Oxalis, which is also known as the Shamrock plant, is a houseplant with triangle-shaped dark purple or green leaves. It also has tiny white flowers and doesn’t get more than 12 inches tall.

The flowers and leaves of this plant fold up at night and open up in the morning. Oxalis brings great luck and it thrives in bright, indirect light.

Did your gift or house plant bring you luck? Let us know in the comments!

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