Lucky Bamboo Plant: Significance and benefits

Lucky Bamboo Plant Significance and benefits

Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian Science. It promises one good luck, prosperity, happiness, and raises one’s standard of living. In Vastu, different objects have different meanings. Some are believed to bring luck while others promise one’s longevity. One of such is the Lucky bamboo plant. It holds a special significance in Vastu. Considered a symbol of good luck and fortune, this plant could be commonly found in shops and homes.

Holding a special place in Feng Shui as well, this plant brings wisdom and prosperity and can survive for years. It is considered a perfect gift to give on various occasions as it has a lot of benefits. In this article, we are going to discuss the significance, benefits, and care tips for the bamboo plant.


The bamboo plant holds a special significance in Hindu mythology. It is believed to be a symbol of good luck. Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, considered flute, made of bamboo as his companion. Hence, He is termed as Vansidhar as well. He always kept that bamboo flute with Him hence bamboo is also symbolic of friendship. In Hinduism, Bamboo is considered a symbol of longevity and speedy recovery as well. Not only in Hindus, but this plant also holds special significance in Vastu also. The bamboo plant is considered lucky as it is believed to attract wealth, prosperity, and luck. Also, this tall plant signifies growth and hence many people grow it in their homes.

Benefits of the Lucky Bamboo plant

1)Bamboo plant has a life span of 400-500 years, so this plant is symbolic of longevity. Hence, if placed in the room of a person suffering from various ailments, it is believed to give him or her a speedy recovery.

2)If placed at one’s workplace, this plant brings stability in one’s business and opportunities in service.

3)As this plant can survive all the weather conditions, hence it is believed to give prosperity always.

4)It also keeps the negativity away from one’s home and brings positive vibes.

5)The use of wind chimes made of Bamboo, along with the lucky bamboo plant is also preferable as it makes the surroundings calm and positive.

Importance in Feng Shui

The Lucky Bamboo plant, in Feng Shui, is considered an amazing plant that can bring peace and prosperity to your home. Also, it brings wisdom and is highly beneficial for Feng Shui enthusiasts. The different number of bamboo sticks represent different types of blessings. A single stalk is symbolic of a long and wealthy life.

It is considered the best gift to give to businessmen while a lucky bamboo with two stalks is lucky for the ones getting married or going to start a new life. The three stalks of the bamboo plants bring happiness and luck while the one with five stalks promotes health. However, it is advised not to buy one with the four stalks as it is considered to bring bad luck.

How and where to place it?

The stairs of one home are symbolic of growth and so is the bamboo plant. So, if you have a wide step in your staircase, it is advised to keep the lucky bamboo plant there. The plant must be placed in water in a transparent glass flask such that its roots are visible. The care must also be taken to change the water on a weekly basis as this plant grows the best in freshwater. Also, it is not preferable to keep the bamboo plant in direct sunlight as it is not recommended for its growth. If you don’t have a staircase in your home, you can keep the bamboo plant in the Northwest direction.

Placing the plant in the north-west enhances one’s creativity and thoughts. If you place this auspicious plant in the Southwest, it is believed to shower one with wealth and prosperity.

Also, it is advised to place the bamboo plant with light green stems as it signifies happiness and greenery, and not the one with the yellow or dark green stems. According to Feng Shui, the lucky bamboo plant should be placed as such that it is in contact with all the five major elements- Earth, Wood, Water, Fire, and Metal. An easy way to fulfill such requirements is by placing the plant in a glass flask in water and soil, tied with a red ribbon. The Soil with pebbles represents Earth and the plant’s stock signifies wood. The red ribbon represents fire while the glass flask acts like a metal.

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Posted On - May 25, 2020 | Posted By - Ishita Rai | Read By -


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