The lucky bamboo makes a perfect gift for home and office decoration, unique wedding favors and centerpieces (Spiral, Heart Shaped - Heart Bamboo, or Lucky Bamboo Flower), baby shower, birthday party, and special events.
The bamboo has been a symbol of good fortune in the Asian culture more than 4000 years. It is highly recommended by Fengshui masters to enhance positive flow of energy in the surroundings. In ancient Asia, this plant was considered a member of the bamboo family, however, modern science classifies it as Dracaena Sanderiana.
Feng Shui is the ancient practice of bringing the natural elements of water, fire, earth, wood and metal into balance in our surroundings. This is believed to produce greater harmony and a more positive life experience.
Because lucky bamboo is able to thrive in many areas of the home or workplace where other plants would not, it is valued as a means to enhance the positive flow of energy or "chi" in these areas.
The bamboo stalk is valued as a perfect symbol of the wood element. A red ribbon tied around the stalks symbolized the element of fire. The addition of a little fire assists enhancing or "igniting" the positive result that is desired.
What do the various numbers of stalks mean?
3 stalks = attracts happiness
5 stalks = attracts wealth
7 stalks = result in good health
21 stalks = offer a very powerful all-purpose blessing
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