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The Meaning of Lucky Bamboo Numbers

Lucky bamboo is a favorite houseplant to give to someone to say “good luck!” It could be just before a test, for a grand opening, or just for fun. These little shoots make fantastic companions because they are so tolerant and easy to care for.

Meanings of Lucky Bamboo Numbers

Use various numbers of bamboo to cause different types of effects. Here are a few popular Multiple Stems of Lucky Bamboogroupings:

  • 1 Stalk – simplicity, meaningful life
  • 2 Stalks – best for luck in love and marriage
  • 3 Stalks – happiness (Most popular)
  • 4 Stalks – almost never given. (Four could draw negative energy, according to Chinese culture)
  • 5 Stalks – academic achievement, creativity
  • 7 Stalks – health
  • 8 Stalks – luck in wealth
  • 9 Stalks – good fortune and over all luck
  • 10 Stalks – completion or perfection
  • 21 Stalks – all-purpose blessing

Lucky Bamboo & Feng Shui

According to the ancient art of Feng Shui,  the bamboo itself is supposedly filled with peaceful and wise energy. The best way to ensure your bamboo is a lucky Feng Shui cure, is to make sure all 5 elements of Feng Shui are represented:

  • Wood – the stalks of the bamboo
  • Earth – the rocks or pebbles inside the container (best in shades of brown)
  • Water – where the bamboo grows
  • Fire – containers and stalks are tied with red ribbon or other adornment (this is thought to enhance the stalks)
  • Metal – a glass container is considered to be of the metal element. If glass is not used, a coin can often be found on the bottom of the container.

The Gift of Lucky Bamboo

Business Gifts
Lucky bamboo has been a go-to businesses in China for centuries. Lucky bamboo signifies good business deals; it is often given as a gift between two businesses. It makes a great gift for open houses, grand openings, award or achievement ceremonies and other auspicious occasions. (Think Bosses Day!)

Get Well Soon Gifts
Lucky bamboo is also given to people who are sick or depressed to help them through the recovery process.

Wedding & Housewarming Gifts
A wedding is also a good time to give lucky bamboo. It’s a great way to wish someone a long, prosperous and luck-filled life.

Where to find Lucky Bamboo
If you’re looking to bring lucky bamboo into your home, or send it to someone who needs a little luck, simply contact your local florist. Many florists around the country also sell houseplants, including lucky bamboo, at their flower shops. It’s a great place to start! Just remember, always go local when using a florist.

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Comments

  1. Deandra says:

    Kudos to you! I hadn’t thghuot of that!

  2. if 11 nos of bamboo what effect get us please give me your good instruction

  3. Sasikumar,

    There is not a specific meaning for the number 11, although any receiver of lucky bamboo receives a beautiful houseplant and a blessing of good luck.

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  6. Jarod Lapuz says:

    nice!

  7. i purchased 12 pice of stlks but one of them is broken what to do.

  8. Jamie Woods says:

    Hello,
    If you one your stalks is broken, you will need to cut it. If the stalk is large enough, this will allow you to start another stalk of lucky bamboo! Here is link to show you the proper way to propagate lucky bamboo: http://www.flowershopnetwork.com/blog/we-are-not-always-lucky-with-lucky-bamboo/

  9. Lindsey says:

    What does 22 stalks indicate?

  10. Jamie Woods says:

    Hi Lindsey,
    22 stalks would most likely represent double luck, though it is hard to say for sure.

  11. rajesh kumar says:

    I have 13 stick bamboo plant in my house. 9 stalks are smaller and 4 sticks are big .suggest me is it good or not .it is gifted by my friend.

  12. Jamie Woods says:

    The total number is more important than the size. Thirteen stalks stands for complete or perfect happiness, so I think this is a good gift.

  13. I had 38 stickbamboo, is it good..? What does it indicate

  14. Jamie Woods says:

    Sirisha,
    38 stalks of lucky bamboo usually indicates prosperity.

  15. Hello,
    I have 19 stalks , is it good? What does it indicate ?

  16. Jamie Woods says:

    Four stalks of bamboo is the only number that is considered bad. Nineteen stalks likely indicates a simple life with great luck and fortune.

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