Lucky bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana) has a green central stalk with waxed tops and leaf shoots that grow along its sides. The leaves are slightly twisted and the same green color, which can range in pigment from a darker green to a light green that verges on yellow.
It rarely, if ever, flowers and is usually grown straight or in twisted varieties where the stem has been cultured into graceful spirals.
It closely resembles real bamboo but has fleshy stalks and is more water tolerant. Often planted in dense clusters, though it does equally well when grown individually.
This plant can grow up to 4’ high and can be bought just a few inches tall or nearly mature and near its maximum height.
Its growth rate can be slowed down or sped up depending on its environment.
If provided ample light and nutrients, it can quickly shoot up. However, in general, it grows at a more sedate pace.
You can either fully or partially submerge lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) in your aquarium, which looks similar to real bamboo and is in fact, often mistaken for it.
Lucky bamboo is an elegant plant that adds a touch of sophistication to any aquarium.
It grows quickly and easily if its requirements are met, which makes it an excellent plant for both beginners and experienced aquarists.
Almost any fish can be housed in a bamboo tank. Bamboo also lowers nitrates very efficiently, making it popular among those who know how to grow it.