In Feng Shui, bamboo is considered to be a lucky plant. It is mostly recommended as a cure for several problems. Actually these plants are not bamboo. The stalks of this plant resemble a bamboo plant. It is called Dracaena Sanderiana found mostly in equatorial region in West Africa.
Then you may wonder why it is called as “lucky bamboo”. The stalks of the plant looks like bamboo. The Chinese people consider bamboo as a symbol of fortune. That is why it is called as “lucky bamboo”. It attracts lots of positive Chi energy.
The lucky bamboo is a combination of five elements of Feng Shui namely earth, water, wood, fire and metal.
- You must have seen that the container having bamboos have pebbles or rocks which symbolizes the earth.
- The bamboo plant is usually kept in water.
- The bamboo stalks are considered to be wood.
- If you can add any colour of pink, burgundy, maroon or red, then there is fire.
- If you place coins or ornaments in the container then there is metal.
The number of bamboo stalks kept in the container also has significance. Each number represents the luck you acquire from the plant.
- Two stalks of bamboo represent love.
- Three stalks of bamboo represent happiness (FU), wealth (LU) and long life (SOH).
- Five stalks represent all the life areas that symbolize wealth like emotional, mental, spiritual, intuitive and physical.
- Six stalks of bamboo represent wealth and good luck.
- Seven stalks symbolize good health.
- Eight stalks symbolize growth.
- Nine stalks of bamboo bring you more luck.
- Ten stalks of bamboo represent perfection.
- Twenty- one stalks of bamboo symbolize the powerful blessing.
But strictly prevent the arrangement of four stalks of bamboo because four stalks represent death. So it is not recommended to have four stalks at home or gift to anyone you love.
For positive energy home, Feng Shui expert Dubai Dr.Padmaja recommends the placing of this plant with three stalks in the eastern or south-east corner of your home. The eastern direction represents family and south-east represents wealth and also activates good positive energy.
For more queries feel free to contact Dr. Padmaja for Feng Shui consultancy in Dubai. You may also visit vaastuforartofliving.com for more tips and suggestions.