Number of lucky bamboo meanings

There are no official meaning for the numbers of bamboo plants. It can mean whatever you want it to mean. More importantly, is how it looks. The meanings of each number are commonly associated with the numbers in Feng Shui. Here are the most commonly meanings associated with the number of bamboos:

1 stalk = good fortune
2 stalks = love (Sometimes represents one man + one women)
3 stalks = happiness, wealth, and longevity. Also can represent PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE.
4 stalks = stable, strong, or power. (Sometimes considered unlucky. See notes below.)
5 stalks = wealth or fortune
6 stalks = prosperity
7 stalks = good health
8 stalks = growth or wealth
9 stalks = general good fortune
10 stalks = completeness or perfection
21 stalks = blessings
If you know of other numbers that are not listed here, please add to it using the comments below.

Note:
In Feng Shui, the number 4 symbolizes stability and a strong foundation, and it represents the four directions and the four seasons. The number 4 is sometimes considered unlucky in Chinese Feng Shui because it sounds like the word “death” in certain Chinese dialects, but it doesn’t have this association for Western cultures. If you have a number four in your address and you are from a country other than China, instead of worrying whether the number four is unlucky, try thinking of four as sounding like the word “more.”

11 thoughts on “Number of lucky bamboo meanings”

  1. My plant is in small container and growing very tall Can i transplant easily and how big if planter can i go 2ft tall in rocks
    Thank u 4stalks

  2. 4 stalks = stable, strong, or power
    Every other website says 4 Stalks – almost never given. (Four could draw negative energy, according to Chinese culture) and even death.
    Where do you get your information?

    1. The meanings of each are commonly associated with the numbers in Feng Shui. There are no official meaning for the numbers of bamboo plants. It can mean whatever you want it to mean. More importantly, is how it looks.

      In Feng Shui, the number 4 symbolizes stability and a strong foundation, and it represents the four directions and the four seasons. The number 4 is sometimes considered unlucky in Chinese Feng Shui because it sounds like the word “death” in certain Chinese dialects, but it doesn’t have this association for Western cultures. If you have a number four in your address and you are from a country other than China, instead of worrying whether the number four is unlucky, try thinking of four as sounding like the word “more.”
      https://fengshuiforreallife.com/Detailed/401.html

  3. My moms friend gifted my mom with bamboo plant on her birthday.

    It consists in total 17 bamboo stalks.
    Is it ok to keep it as it is or should i separate it in the above give combination in your article ?

    1. The meanings of each are commonly associated with the numbers in Feng Shui. There are no official meaning for the numbers of bamboo plants. It can mean whatever you want it to mean. More importantly, is how it looks. If the plants do not look proportional or looks funny, go ahead and remove it or rearrange the bamboo to make it look better.
      In Feng Shui, numbers are commonly associated with the number 1 to 9.

  4. Please consider adding a note for the number 4, since that is what everyone is checking this site for. Completeness of information is important.
    You need to mention that some consider 4 to be unlucky.

  5. Sir,
    I bought 2layer bamboo plant with 6stalks in the upper layer and 11 stalks in the lower layer. I have tried a silver coin with the red ribbon as the coin was not provided to me and placed it in my dining room in SE direction beside TV. Should I separate that 17stalks to 6 and 10? Nd remove the 1? Or add 4 more stalks to the lower layer and making it all total 21stalks?

  6. Hi , I was delighted that I found your website regarding lucky bamboo. I bought a Lucky bamboo with 17 stalks and I put it in south east direction of the house and the other 3 spiral lucky bamboo In the south direction and 2 more spiral lucky bamboo in the northeast direction. is this ok .. also please advice what feng shui cure I have to put for my bathroom which is facing North because at the moment we are in financial difficulties .. thank you

  7. I had 5 lucky bamboo stalks in my home. At one point one started to get yellow, so I discarded it. Even though I knew about the common meaning of 4 lucky bamboos, I just felt like leaving it like that. Soon after that my health started to improve. So I guess the fang shui I brought to myself was the death and the ending of the long term problem.

    1. We are so glad your health is improving. The number of the stalks are not important as long as you are happy with your plants. There’s no reason to discard any healthy plants just to avoid the “number 4”. We wish you the best and hope that you health continues to improve. :)

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