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Inexpensive Lucky Bamboo Gifts

Updated on November 25, 2013

Inexpensive Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is the perfect gift for the home or office because it requires very little care. This inexpensive greenery comes in a variety of twisted shapes and can be dressed up with a charming vase.

Your recipient will watch their new plant thrive in about an inch of water and a little sunlight. It does best in a lot of indirect sunlight. Be sure to keep the water fresh by changing it on a weekly basis. You may want to use bottled or filtered water because plain tap water can be to harsh for this delicate plant.

Dracaena sanderiana is native to tropical west Africa and parts of Southeast Asia. Most people simply know it as lucky bamboo even though it's more closely related to lilies.



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Dracaena sanderiana is highly toxic to pets. Please keep it out of their reach.

For the Person Who has Everything

This pretty green arrangement is one of my favorite go to gifts. It's even versatile enough to give on any occasion.

I'm sure, at one time or another, we've all been stumped on what to buy for a special person in our lives. Even the man or woman who has everything will appreciate a beauty like this. It's simple yet elegant appearance is bound to please the pickiest one you know and love!


This arrangement by Brussel's will be the highlight of any room!

How to Care for Dracaena Sanderiana

Too much sunlight or fluoride in the water may cause yellow or brown leaves. To avoid death, try using only filtered or bottled water and keeping it out of direct sunlight.




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Although planting in soil offers the best outcomes, lucky bamboo will survive in just water (and rocks or other material for appeal).





According to Feng Shui Masters, wherever bamboo is placed, good fortune is sure to follow. It's a traditional symbol of health, happiness and wealth in Asian cultures.



Will it bring Good Fortune?


This greenery is thought to be a symbol of luck and success because it grows fast, is strong willed and will live for a very long time.

But..It is truly lucky?

I can't say for sure. I know I feel fortunate enough to own several of these perfect potted greens. Everyone has their own opinion of what having good fortune means. I tend to believe we all make our own luck and happiness... so, I'll leave it up to you to decide.

One thing is for sure, this low maintenance beauty will bring a smile to your face for many years to come.



Melissa Franklin (TinyCherub) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

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    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @sukkran trichy: They are very pretty!

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      sukkran trichy 

      5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      what a creativity. love those bamboos. yes 'lucky' bamboos!

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @OinkDoink: I'm glad you learned something :) Thank you for stopping by!

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @milli-kett: I agree, its very pretty!

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      OinkDoink 

      5 years ago

      I've seen this plant before but I never knew it was called 'lucky bamboo' thanks for the education.

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      milli-kett 

      5 years ago

      I've always loved "Lucky Bamboo" there is something so pretty about it.

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @Chazzzie: Me too, actually I have two :)

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @InfoCoop: They are so easy and last for years! Thank you for stopping by :)

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      InfoCoop 

      5 years ago

      I've always liked these but have never had one. Didn't realize they're so easy to care for. Thanks for the info

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      PinkstonePictures 

      5 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      We're lucky to have bamboo growing outside. I love hearing the rustle of the leaves in the wind. I've heard for Bamboo to be really lucky you should always have an odd number in the glass

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      Chazzzie 

      5 years ago

      I have lucky bamboo on my desk right now

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      Vikki 

      5 years ago from US

      I do love it: I give it as gifts and receive it often too from my husband. It's one of my favs ;)

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @OrlandoTipster: Thank you :)

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      OrlandoTipster 

      5 years ago

      Excellent idea!

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @CoolFool83: I own several lucky bamboo plants and I've given them as gifts, they are so easy and unique. Everyone loves them :)

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @DeborahDian: It makes a great gift for anyone, thanks for the visit :)

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      CoolFool83 

      5 years ago

      Some very unique gift ideas! Bamboo would make a really good gift.

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      Deborah Carr 

      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      Bamboo sounds like a wonderful gift plant. Thanks for the idea!

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @LouisaDembul: Yes it is. It makes a great conversation starter too :)

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @SciTechEditorDave: I agree--Bamboo is very cool and looks even cooler when found on a desk or displayed within the home. I have quite a few myself! Thanks for the visit :)

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      LouisaDembul 

      5 years ago

      Bamboo is such an elegant plant. Love the double love bamboo!

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      David Gardner 

      5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Bamboo is a cool plant. I like 'em in huge groves -- like what you find in China, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the rest of southeast Asia. But for a cubicle or home, one of these lucky-bamboo plants (or a few) will make nice accents to remind one of those more exotic places. Congrats on a Squidoo masterpiece!

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      alexmasters 

      5 years ago

      A refreshing and original gift idea, I wouldn't mind receiving such a gift. Your site is lovey and you have a fan in me. Thanks.

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @angkot: Thanks :)

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      angkot 

      5 years ago

      wow, cute bamboo

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @leesholden: They are very cool! So low key and easy to maintain :)

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @BuckHawkcenter: It's also very beautiful, I'm sure your daughter loves it :)

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      BuckHawkcenter 

      5 years ago

      I didn't realize bamboo was lucky, but my daughter grows lots of bamboo plants are her house.

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      Lee 

      5 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      They're actually really cool - I want one :D

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @getupandgrow: Lucky Bamboo is an amazing plant and so easy to take care of, you will love it! Thanks for visiting.

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      getupandgrow 

      5 years ago

      I hadn't heard about lucky bamboo before, but it looks beautiful. And so versatile. I shall have to get some and see what I can create. Thanks so much for making a lens about this.

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      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @KatyCrystal: They are very pretty and made a great addition :) Thanks for stopping by!

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      KatyCrystal 

      5 years ago

      Like Luky Bamboo a lot and have one in my home

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @Random thoughts2: Thank you very much :)

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: I've always loved them, they can be shaped to almost anything :)

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      Random thoughts2 

      5 years ago

      They are looking so fresh and beautiful.Squidlike your lens ... have a nice day

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I love them and have them in my room. Was never aware of so many shapes and sizes though! :)

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @DougAllen: It's amazing the different shapes you can find!

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @JuliaHidy: Thank you :)

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @MelanieMurphyMyer: I'm sorry for you loss. What a sweet gesture from your friend! :)

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Thank you for visiting! :)

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      DougAllen 

      5 years ago

      I've never seen a heart shaped bamboo. Very cool!

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      JuliaHidy 

      5 years ago

      I was given a bamboo plant that has been very lucky for me. These heart-shaped ones are lovely. Thanks!

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 

      5 years ago

      A friend gave me a beautiful heart-shaped bamboo plant when I lost my daughter to cystic fibrosis last November. I keep it in my kitchen where I can see it all the time, and I treasure it.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Well this will be a very unique gift :) thanks for the idea !

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