Hubby bought some lucky bamboo during the Chinese New Year - he spotted some at the grocery store, and knew the girls and I would love it. We placed it in a vase with water, and it's been easy maintenance since. Just give it fresh water
With the importance of bamboo in the Chinese culture, and the virtues it represents, it is no surprise that bamboo placed in the home is considered auspicious within the Feng Shui principles (proper energy flow in the home). The number of stalks bunched or woven together are determinants of the luck and energy the bamboo can bring - it is believed that the more stalks you have, the greater the good fortune you will be blessed with.
Two bamboo stalks are often given as an expression of love, and are said to double your fortune.
Three bamboo stalks is the favored combination of bamboo in the home as it brings three types of luck: Happiness, Long Life, and Wealth.
The number six in Chinese also sounds like the word for luck, so six bamboo stalks attracts prosperity and greater achievements.
Be sure not to have four bamboo stalks, as the number four in Chinese also sounds like the word for death, and is considered incredibly unlucky.
I think getting two bamboo combinations with three stalks was unwittingly a very lucky combination on hubby's part.
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