Dracaena Sanderiana, Dracaena Braunii, Lucky Bamboo, Ribbon Dracaena, Ribbon Plant, Chinese Water Bamboo, Water Bamboo
Partial / Bright indirect light
This Dracaena Sanderiana resembles bamboo but is not a true bamboo at all. It is used to make the popular Lucky Bamboo plant. It is grown as a house plant outside of the tropical zone. It performs well in containers with partial shade outdoors or bright but indirect light indoors. It requires moist soil or it can be grown in chlorine-free water. Change the water weekly and provide with a weak liquid fertilizer.
The bright green strappy leaves are widely spaced along the upright stems, giving the plant an open, airy appearance. The stems are often trained into a variety of shapes and it is popular with Feng Shui. Rarely blooms as a houseplant. Dracaena Sanderiana is often confused with Dracaena Braunii, a plant from coastal West Africa with flowers 5 times shorter than those of Dracaena Sanderiana.
This adaptable, houseplant thrives indoors or a partially-shady outdoor area, like a patio. They usually grow up to about 3ft tall indoors, which takes a fair few years, and have a bushy tree type of look about them.
Dracaena is one of the most effective houseplants in air purification. It helps remove formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon dioxide. These are chemicals linked with several health problems among them headaches, respiratory problems, anemia, marrow disease, kidney disease among others.
Dos and Don’ts after receiving the plant
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
- Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. Do not over water it.