Why is Chinese Lucky Bamboo considered lucky?


Astrology: Lucky bamboo plays an important role as a living example of the feng shui elements of water, wood and earth. Bamboo has long been the Chinese symbol for strength. Many admire the bamboo's qualities of fast-growth. In Chinese, lucky bamboo is known as Fu Gwey Zhu.

  • Fu: Luck and fortune
  • Gwey: Power and honor
  • Zhu: Bamboo

Many people give bamboo plant for housewarming gifts, birthdays, anniversaries, grand openings, award, achievements and other auspicious occasions. Receiving this plant as a gift increases your luck. 


Meaning of Lucky Bamboo Stalk Numbers

The number of stalks determines the kinds of energy the plant attracts into your home and life. The more stalks in the planter, the greater the blessing of good fortune and luck.

Lucky log

Lucky log bamboo is symbolic of a strong life that's filled with prosperity. This plant is a favorite for businesses to give as gifts.

Two Bamboo stalks

People often send two stalks of bamboo as an expression of love. This number also is said to double your luck.

Three Bamboo stalks

The plant of three bamboo stalks is one of the most favorite number combinations to have in your home. It brings three kinds of luck to you- happiness, long life and wealth.

Four Bamboo stalks

In the Chinese language, the word used as four sounds very similar to the word used for death. You'll never find a four-stalked bamboo plant in the Chinese culture.

Five Bamboo stalks

With the number five, there's one stalk for every area of your life that can bring you wealth. 

Six Bamboo stalks

Six stalks of bamboo attracts prosperity and advantages to achieve greater wealth.

Seven Bamboo stalks

Seven stalks of bamboo bestows good health to you.

Eight Bamboo stalks

Eight sounds like the word used for grow or thrive. Eight stalks also improves fertility.

Nine Bamboo stalks

This is the symbol for good luck and bestows great luck to whoever receives a nine stalk plant.

Ten Bamboo stalks

If you have a ten stalk bamboo arrangement then the wish for you is to feel complete and complacent. The hope is that you find your life to be perfect.

Twenty-One Bamboo stalks

Twenty-one bamboo stalks delivered very powerful overall blessing for great wealth and enduring health.