Bamboo - In the House - January

Plant Magic: A Year of Green Wisdom for Pagans & Wiccans - Sandra Kynes 2017

In the House

(Dracaena sanderiana)

*Also known as lucky bamboo and ribbon dracaena

Although this woody evergreen looks like and is called bamboo, it is not a true bamboo. However, known as lucky bamboo, it carries a number of its namesake’s attributes. This plant has a slender upright stem and graceful, arching leaves that taper to a point. It can be grown in a vase of water with pebbles to keep it upright or planted in soil.

Place the plant in a room where your family gathers to engender peace and congeniality. Position it near the main entrance to your home to invite luck and harmony. Also for luck, hold the vase or pot of bamboo between your hands and make a wish. Position the plant beside or near your altar to draw its energy into your rituals and meditations. It can also be used to disperse negative energy or spells that have been sent your way.

Bamboo is associated with the element air and the god Thoth. Its astrological influence comes from the sun.