Lucky Bamboo is a false bamboo. It is part of the family of dracaenas or cordylines. This plant can be planted in water as well as soil. Lucky Bamboo can be trained to make different shapes or even sculptures. If your lucky bamboo is in an arrangement held together by twist ties, these should not be removed since they provide stability to the plant.
Lucky Bamboo usually comes in a container filled with pebbles or marbles. Add water until the pebble/marble base is fully covered. Check your bamboo’s water level frequently at first! Arrangements with several stems will need water at least twice a week, maybe more, especially during summer. If the chlorine content in your water is very high, please use filtered or bottled water. If you keep lucky bamboo in a vase, don’t fill it to the top as you do with flowers. Lucky bamboo grows roots wherever water contacts it so a higher water level will sprout roots further up the stem than is attractive.
Lucky bamboo is tough and resilient. It needs very little light and is content with the artificial lighting in your home. Insufficient light, however, will fade the leaves to a light green. If this happens, just try another location with a little bit more light. As tough as lucky bamboo is, it should not be exposed to direct sunlight or extreme heat. It should not be exposed to temperatures below 50–60°F. You may use a fertilizer for aquarium plants. You may find this at your local pet store. Another option is to use a liquid green fertilizer (Scotts Miracle-Gro has one) use it at a 1/10 of the strength indicated.